Recipe: Southern Style Biscuits


Ingredients
2 1/4 cups sifted unbleached flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 tablespoon baking powder, aluminum free

4 tablespoons Earth Balance margarine

1 cup soy milk, plain

1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh


Directions
Preheat oven to 400°
In mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. In a separate bowl sift these ingredients together to mix well. Add the Earth Balance, using your fingertips, rub the margarine and flour together until mixture is crumbly, do this as fast as possible.
Pour the lemon juice into the milk. Make a well in the flour mixture and add milk. With hands carefully fold the milk and flour mixture together, this will be sticky.
Pour mixture onto floured surface. Pour 1⁄8 cup flour over top of mixture and gently folding to mix the remaining flour into the biscuits, (Keep the surface floured to keep from sticking). Gently roll to about 1 inch and cut with biscuit cutter. Place biscuits onto small sheet pan, plac- ing close together. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.


Chef's Note...
Do not over work the mixture. I use a single action baking powder and have to make the biscuits as fast as possible. Make sure to have all ingredients out and ready to mix. Once you try this recipe you will be hooked! For gluten-free use an all purpose gluten-free flour blend. Add additional Tbsp. margarine, 1/4 cup less milk.