There’s just something about simple baking soda biscuits that are just so delicious. Not only are they light and airy, but they are so simple to make, you’ll never want the dough from a can again.
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you can use a similarly sized glass, or even a coffee mug. Whatever you use, you want to make sure it is well floured, that way the biscuit comes right out.
This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits, depending upon the size of your biscuits.
Try these with some classic sausage gravy, or the creamed turkey recipe that will be coming next week!
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 pinch (1/16 tsp) fine salt
- 3 Tb organic vegetable shortening
- 1 c soured milk* or buttermilk
- To begin, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- In your mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and give it a stir.
- Add in the shortening. With a pastry blender, cut the shortening in until it forms a crumbly mixture.
- Pour in the soured milk and stir until just combined. The dough will be soft.
- Place the dough on a well-floured surface, and turn it a few times until it is lightly coated with flour.
- Pat the dough to ½ inch thick. Cut into biscuits with a floured biscuit cutter.
- Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet or baking stone.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Serve warm with butter and jam or any way you like.