These biscuits are a simple but delicious family favourite, and versatile for any meal and any season.
Add some warm butter and homemade jam for a breakfast treat or serve with Sunday supper. For an added twist, try adding shredded cheese, raisins or dried cranberries for a little something different.
Servings: 24 (cut recipe in half to make 12)
You will need: measuring spoons, measuring cups, small mixing bowl, baking sheet
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cup margarine or butter softened to room temperature
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 2/3 cup milk
3 1/3 tbsp baking powder
Sift dry ingredients together; cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine eggs and milk in a separate bowl; add to flour mixture all at once. Stir until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead gently with heel of your hand, about 20 strokes. Roll dough to ¾ – 1-inch thickness. Dip 2-inch biscuit/cookie cutter in flour; cut straight down through the dough.
Place on an un-greased baking sheet, 3/4 inch apart for crusty biscuits or close together for soft sides. If desired, chill for 1-3 hours.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown.