Yield: 12 biscuits
|1 pack||Active dry yeast|
|¼ cup||Warm water (105' to 115'F)|
|3 cups||Unsifted all-purpose flour|
|1 tablespoon||Baking powder|
|½ cup||(1 stick) butter or margarine|
1. In small bowl, sprinkle yeast over water. Stir in sugar and set aside until mixture is foamy-about 10 minutes.
2. In medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add yeast mixture and milk; mix lightly with fork until well combined.
3. Cover dough with clean cloth and let it rise in a warm place, away from drafts, until double in size-about 30 minutes.
4. Grease large baking sheet. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to Ih-inch thickness. With 3-inch round cutter, cut out 12 biscuits, re-rolling dough if necessary. Place biscuits on greased baking sheet. With tines of fork, pierce biscuits lightly a few times. Let biscuits rise 45 minutes.
5. Heat oven to 375'F. Bake biscuits 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Country Living/Dec/91 Scanned & fixed by DP and GG