Thursday, August 17, 2006

Recipe: Thimble Biscuits

Thimble Biscuits
2 c. self-rising flour
¼ c. shortening
¾ c. milk
¼ c. jam or jelly
  • Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl cut shortening into flour with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add milk; stir with fork until soft dough forms, adding additional milk 1 Tblsp. at a time as needed. Dough will pull away from sides of bowl.
  • Knead dough on lightly floured surface just until smooth.
  • Roll out dough to ⅛ to ¼-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch floured round cutter. Place half of rounds on greased cookie sheet.
  • With thimble (or any ¾" cookie cutter), cut a small hole in center of remaining rounds. Stack rounds with holes on top of rounds on cookie sheet, pressing very lightly. Fill each hole with about ¼ t. jam or jelly.
  • Bake at 450°F , 10-12 minutes, until golden. Serve warm or cool.

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