Big Daddy Biscuits

If you are looking for a recipe that makes big, fluffy, moist biscuits…look no further. These biscuits come out HUGE, since they have 2 tablespoons of baking powder in them. They are very moist, and could be a close cousin to the biscuts from a certain fried chicken restaurant. They are very easy to make, and only take about 15 minutes to whip up. The original recipe called for shortening, but I prefer using butter because it gives it better flavor.

Big Daddy Biscuits
Yields: 6 large biscuits

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup milk

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter until well blended, and until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually stir in the milk until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. You may not need all the milk, so be sure to pour the milk in gradually.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and spread the dough to a height of 1 inch. You can gently pat the dough, but avoid kneading the dough or your biscuits will be tough. Using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass, cut out the biscuits until all the dough is used.

Place the biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet or a baking stone, and bake for 13-15 minutes. The biscuits are done when they are brown on the bottom.

Source:  Adapted from Allrecipes.com

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