Hooked was kind enough to post this for me, but way back buried in past pages. So here it is for all of you to enjoy.
MRS. HOOKED’S BISCUITS
This recipe is from a VERY OLD printing of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook -- circa 1968-1970.
The ingredients are a double recipe (makes a dozen or so).
4 cups flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup shortening (plus a 'smidgeon' if needed)
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Mix/sift dry ingredients together.
- Cut shortening into the dry ingredients with a fork till like coarse crumbs.
- Make a well then add all the milk at once. Stir quickly with a fork only until dough follows fork around bowl.
- Dump dough onto lightly floured surface. (Dough should be soft.)
- Knead with heel of your hand 10-12 strokes (don't overdo this).
- Roll dough out to about 1" thick.
- Cut with biscuit cutter (your preference). My wife makes them about 3" to 3-1/2".
- Place close together on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes -- until lightly browning on top.
For cooking on the BGE I followed the cooking directions found in the recipes forum. I really liked them done on the EGG and maybe on subsequent attempts they will be closer to my wife's done in the oven.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Judy in San Diego