Baking powder biscuits are an old country recipe that is still very popular today. These quick breads are also known as scones or tea biscuits and are a delightful treat served hot or cold.
Baking powder is the rising ingredient which makes this quick bread so easy to prepare.
No fussing or mussing with yeast, just stir in a few common kitchen ingredients, bake, and eat.
Tea biscuits are delightfully enticing whether they are served up with soup, stew, or a simple cup of tea. They are a quick bread that is distinctly unique from others.
This Tea Biscuit Recipe is Made Using Transfat Free Margarine
2/3 cup of non-hydrogenated transfat free margarine
About 4 cups of flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
About 3/4 cup milk
Optional: 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1. Begin by mixing together your flour, salt, and baking powder Add your margarine, but use a pastry cutter or fork to cut, rather than blend your margarine into your flour.
2. Add your milk slowly into your pastry. Fluff your pastry with a fork to blend the milk. The key to a fluffy baking powder biscuit is a fluffy pastry (see image below).
3. Take a small handful of pastry and press gently into a biscuit. Lay on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 385 degrees in a preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of your tea biscuits.
Combine Dry Ingredients with Margarine - Cut Rather Than Blend
Add Milk Slowly. Fluff Pastry with a Fork and Crumble Between Your Hands to Blend in. Do Not Overwork the Dough
Take a Small Handful of Pastry and Press it Gently into a Biscuit. Lay on Ungreased Cookie Sheet
Bake at 385 Degrees for 10 to 15 Minutes. Cooking Time Will Depend on the Size of Your Biscuits. Add Butter and Enjoy.
Bake up a Little old Fashioned Love in Your Kitchen Today
Making the Switch to a Healthier Heart is Easy
The reason that I use non-hydrogenated trans fat free margarine in my baking is because of the tremendous difference that it can make to your health.
There are some fats that your body requires for optimum health but trans fats are not it. They clog your arteries and are a potential heart attack in the making. Please read the labels on your food products and avoid trans-fats whenever possible.
To reduce my family's fat consumption further I use one percent milk in our home rather than whole or 2 percent milk. We switched down gradually from whole milk, to two percent milk, and finally down to one percent milk. Now we actually prefer it over the other higher fat content milks.
Keep your heart healthy. Bake up some love and make the switch to safer fats today.
*To flush fats safely from your body consume oatmeal. Oatmeal is soluble fiber that absorbs cholesterol and then safely flushes it from your body with your next stool.
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For a little added flavor and nutrition add in a half cup of blueberries or a half cup grated cheddar cheese to your biscuits.