Things you'll needIngredients
- 2 cups flour (more for rolling)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup jelly or jam
- Pastry cutter (optional)
- Rolling pin
- Round cookie cutters: 2" and 1/2"
Let's get started!
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Put a sifter into a mixing bowl. Measure the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into the sifter. Then sift them into the bowl.
- Add the shortening. Use a pastry cutter or a fork to blend the shortening and flour mixture until it becomes a coarse meal.
- Add the milk and blend with a fork until the mixture forms a soft ball of dough.
- Sprinkle a little flour on a cutting board. Spread it evenly with your hands.
- Put the ball of dough on the cutting board and knead the dough 12 times. To knead the dough, press down on it with the palms of your hands. Then fold it in half. Press it and fold it again. Add a little more flour if the dough sticks.
- Put more flour on the cutting board and rolling pin. Roll out the dough from the center to the edges until it is about ¼ inch thick.
- With a large cookie cutter or glass, cut circles close together out of the dough.
- Use the spatula to move half the circles to a cookie sheet. Place them 1 inch apart.
- With a small, round cookie cutter or bottle cap, cut a hole in the center of the remaining circles. Lift these rings onto the top of the biscuit circles on the cookie sheet.
- Form a ball with the remaining dough, roll it out, and continue forming circles and rings until all the dough is used.
- Put a teaspoon of jelly or jam into each ring.
- Bake the jelly biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes, until they are golden brown. Remove the biscuits from the oven to cool.
Written By Rosanna Pansino