I’m a little sad to admit that this is my first attempt at making biscuits. Can I just tell you how flippin easy they are to make!? Seriously. Easy.
I have a feeling you guys are going to start reading a lot about biscuits because I am going to make a gazillion versions of the recipe just so I can have an excuse to make homemade biscuits every night of the week. In fact, you will probably hear of a family whose house got so overrun by biscuits they had to move out. Okay not really. I’m just tired. And hungry.
This recipe for Peanut Butter Biscuits comes from a printed recipe my Grandma probably cut out years ago. The recipe doesn’t even specify how much milk to put in. I honestly love that. It attests to the “from scratch” baking that was common 50 years ago. You were expected to make these biscuits by feel. Once you got the texture you were looking for you stopped adding milk.
After doing a bit of research to get an idea of how much to add I went about making the recipe. I’ve added the best estimate onto the recipe but, depending on humidity and elevation, you may need more or less. I started by adding 1/2 cup, mixing, then gradually adding the rest until a dough formed.
These will be going in the kids lunches with jelly for a wonderful variation of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons crunch peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400°
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Add the peanut butter and shortening and, with your fingers, work them into the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. Create a well in the middle.
- Pour the milk into the center of well. Using a wooden spoon mix it until it resembles a soft dough. It shouldn't be very sticky so add more flour if it is. And vice versa, if it is too dry add more milk. Regular milk may be substituted for the buttermilk.
- Knead slightly then turn out onto a floured surface. Pat until half inch thick and cut in rounds.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.