Best: Golden Tea Biscuits Recipe
BEST BISCUIT MIX
9 cup cake-and-pastry flour
1 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 lb shortening
GOLDEN TEA BISCUITS
3 cup mix best: biscuit mix
3/4 cup water
Best Biscuit Mix:
In large bowl, stir together flour, milk powder, sugar, baking
powder, salt and baking soda. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening
until mixture is in fine crumbs.
[For storage: transfer to airtight container; store in refrigerator
for up to 2 months.
Stir well before using.
Golden Tea Biscuits:
In bowl and using fork, quickly stir biscuit mix [see Best: Biscuit
Mix recipe] with water until sticky dough forms. Turn out onto
lightly floured surface; knead 6 times.
Press into 1-inch thick round. With lightly floured 2-inch round
cutter, cut out rounds, rerolling scraps once.
Bake on baking sheet in 450F 230C oven for 10-12 minutes or until
golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack.
[Biscuits can be individually warped and frozen in airtight container
for up to 2 weeks.]
Cheese Biscuits: Add 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese to dry
ingredients of Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 14
Herb Biscuits: Add 2 tb chopped fresh herbs to dry ingredients of
Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 13
Sweet Raisin Biscuits: Add 2 ts cinnamon and 3/4 cup raisins to dry
ingredients of Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 14.
Source: Canadian Living magazine, Oct 94 Presented in article by
Elizabeth Baird: "Baking Up The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test
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