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Ingredients:

BEST BISCUIT MIX
  • 9 c Cake-and-pastry flour
  • 1 c Skim milk powder
  • 1/2 c Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c Baking powder
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 lb Shortening
GOLDEN TEA BISCUITS
  • 3 c Mix "Best: Biscuit Mix"
  • 3/4 c Water

Directions:

Best Biscuit Mix:
 
In large bowl, stir together flour, milk powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture is in fine crumbs.
 
[For storage: transfer to airtight container; store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.
 
Stir well before using.
 
Golden Tea Biscuits:
 
In bowl and using fork, quickly stir biscuit mix [see Best: Biscuit Mix recipe] with water until sticky dough forms. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead 6 times.
 
Press into 1-inch thick round. With lightly floured 2-inch round cutter, cut out rounds, rerolling scraps once.
 
Bake on baking sheet in 450F 230C oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack.
 
[Biscuits can be individually warped and frozen in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.]
 
Variations:
 
Cheese Biscuits: Add 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese to dry ingredients of Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 14
 
Herb Biscuits: Add 2 tb chopped fresh herbs to dry ingredients of Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 13
 
Sweet Raisin Biscuits: Add 2 ts cinnamon and 3/4 cup raisins to dry ingredients of Best: Golden Tea Biscuits recipe. Makes 14.
 
Source: Canadian Living magazine, Oct 94 Presented in article by Elizabeth Baird: "Baking Up The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen
 
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