Friday, July 25, 2008

Delicious Strickland Biscuits

I wanted to share one of our most prized recipes.
















Homemade biscuits- yes, made from scratch! This is a recipe that I came up with after trying out several other recipes. Its perfect for in the morning with eggs and bacon with jelly or for dinner along with any meal.



INGREDIENTS:

Batter
2 1/2 Cups of flour

1 TBS. Baking Powder
1/2 TSP. Salt
1 TBS. Sugar
1 stick of butter

3/4 Cup of Milk
1 Egg
Topping
1 Egg
1 TBS Milk


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 360 degrees.

You start off by mixing together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut up the butter stick in pieces and drop it into the bowl. With your fingers (we do it the simple way) grind the butter into the mix.









In a measuring cup, whisk together the milk and egg. Pour into the batter. Mix the batter together with your hand, its gonna be real sticky. Dont mix it too much- the bumpyness add texture! It should look something like this.















Place all the dough on a flat floured surface. Do not roll out the dough, you want it to be thick. Just use your hand to sort of flatten it a bit. Use a cookie cutter of any kind I like to use the hexagon, (we've used a heart cutter, a circle- anything will work) and cut out your biscuits.
I know that the biscuits will be as thick as I like when I cut the dough out and its the same thickness as the cookie cutter.









I put the biscuits on non stick cookie sheet. The more cracks and bumps in the biscuit the better!!














Using the same measuring cup (less to wash) whisk together the milk and egg to make the topping. It should look like this.







Then brush the top of the biscuits with the mix.






Put the sheet in the oven and cook until golden brown on top (about 15-20 minutes). Makes 10-12 depending on thickness. ENJOY!!!! You will not be disappointed!!




















Let us know if you tried the recipe and what you thought about it!

2 comments:

kathy Strickland said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe of your "yummy" biscuits!

Willie says that they are some of the best biscuits he has ever had and I agree!

Anonymous said...

Tressa was kind enough to bring us a meal when I had to have some stents in my heart to open up the artery. Although everything (grilled chicken, baked sweet potatoes, jello & fruit, corn on the cobb) was absolutely delicious ... the biscuits were super fantastic. They were awarded high praise from my husband, Gee, who is not a biscuit fan. They were wonderful ... you should try this recipe. Gloriann Ray