Biscuits: Potato Biscuits

posted by SueA 04-11-101 9:35 AM

Potato Biscuits

1/2 cup hot milk
2 tablespoons shortening (I subbed butter)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup warm mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/4 cups white flour
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (or use potato water)

Mix the hot milk, shortening, sugar, potatoes, salt, and 1/4 cup of the flour in a large bowl and let cool to lukewarm. Stir the yeast into the warm water and let it stand for 5 minutes to dissolve.

Add the dissolved yeast to the first mixture and beat vigorously. Cover and let rise in a warm place until light. Stir, add the remaining 3 cups of flour, and mix well. Cover and let rise again to double in bulk.

Turn out onto a lightly floured board. Pat the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick and cut into 2-inch rounds. Place the rounds about 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until almost double.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake biscuits for about 15 minutes. Makes 15 biscuits. Terrific with butter and honey or jam.

Notes: The dough seems a bit dry but softens as it rises.

Recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

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