Quaker Bonnet Biscuits
- In a bowl combine warm milk and yeast; let stand about 5 minutes for yeast to soften.
- In a large bowl combine flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/3 cup butter, shortening, or lard until pieces are the size of small peas. Make a well in center; add yeast mixture and eggs. Stir until all the dough is moistened. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 to 1-1/4 hours).
- Lightly grease baking sheets; set aside. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with floured round cutters, making twenty-four 2-1/2-inch rounds and twenty-four 2-inch rounds. Place the larger rounds on prepared baking sheets. Brush tops with melted butter. Top each with a smaller round, stacking slightly off-center. Cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Brush tops of biscuits with a mixture of egg yolk and 1 teaspoon milk. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are golden. Serve warm. Makes 24 biscuits.
Nutrition Facts (Quaker Bonnet Biscuits)
- Per serving:
- 115 kcal ,
- 4 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat ,
- 36 mg chol. ,
- 142 mg sodium ,
- 16 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 3 g pro.
Vicki Wright 650 Days Ago
These didn't raise correct the first time.. Ha! Then I realized there was NO sugar! So remade and added a pinch ( to make Yeast activate) and then they were pretty good!! It only takes a small amount of sugar to get the yeast working so these are diabetic friendly.