This recipe is straight up from JOY of Cooking which is pretty much the encyclopedia of cooking. Seriously. When we first got this we played a game where we had to think of an ingredient or some crazy food we had heard of and then check to see if there was a recipe for it. And there was one every single time. It's a beast. There are no pictures but there is so much information that it's really helpful to have. We like these biscuits because we don't always have Bisquick and these are almost just as quick and we always have all the ingredients on hand. And every now and then we get cravings for biscuits and gravy and these are perfect for that. Also there is note that these can be bland on their own due to the fact they are made with oil instead of butter or shortening.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 450° F
- Sift the first 3 ingredients into a bowl.
- Add wet all at once and stir with a fork until the dough readily leaves the sides of the bowl.
- Drop dough in desired size onto ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 -12 minutes.
NOTE: The original recipe states this makes 24, one and 1/2 inch biscuits. We like bigger biscuits so this makes 6 for us. You can double the recipe for a full dozen which works out well because we like cooking it in muffin tins. It just makes for consistent sizing and you get a nice outer crust.