30 November 2010

Mrs. Hutton's biscuits

Thanksgiving is a trickier cooking time. When you cook for family, you have a broader swath of eaters than at any other time that you cook. There's Aunt Martha the vegetarian, and cousin Vinny who only eats hamburgers.

So on a Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, what do you cook that is delicious, but will meet everyone's needs? Biscuits is a start.

This recipe was handed to my mother by our small-town reverend's wife in the 1970s (Mrs. Hutton). My mom then handed the recipe to me when I went to college.
3 C flour
⅓ C sugar
3 heaping tsp baking powder
½ C butter
~1 C milk
Preheat your oven to 400° F. Sift sugar and flour. Cut in butter. Add milk and mix with your hands to a gooey consistency.

Making the dough

Roll out on counter and cut individual biscuits.

Rolling out the dough

Don’t handle them too much.

Cut biscuits

Bake at 400° F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Biscuits

Serve. These are amazing the day they're cooked. Mrs. Dude thinks they're pretty good on day 2 as well. I disagree. Bake only as many as you think you'll eat the night you make them.

4 comments:

* said...

i disagree! make lots extra and eat them for days afterwards. feel lucky if no one else in your house likes them after the first day!

Mary said...

I've had a hard time with biscuits and breads in the past. I probably just need practice. But these looks tasty and easy!

Dina said...

your biscuits are really pretty!

Bbq Dude said...

*: Heh.

Mary: They are pretty easy. A weeknight staple around here.

Dina: Many thanks.

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