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Drop Biscuits or Shortcakes

Makes 10-12 biscuits or 6 shortcakes.

Ingredients

2 cups Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend
2/3 cup milk, any kind
1 egg
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt, to taste (optional)
2 tsp. sugar
8 tbsp. cold butter or shortening

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine egg and milk and set aside. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with two pastry knives or pastry cutter until butter is the size of small peas. Add wet ingredients all at once and toss gently with a fork until mixture barely stays together. (Over beating mixture will make for tough biscuits). Drop batter onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  2. For shortcakes: increase sugar to 1/3 cup, reduce salt to 1/2 teaspoon and press or roll out dough to circles 3/4" thick.

Variations

  • Feel free to brush biscuits with melted butter right out of the oven. Adding things like granulated garlic, a teaspoon of herbs such as thyme, rosemary or sage (or any combination) or shredded cheese make these really special, too.