Making bread is easy, I used to make it a lot when my kids were little, and I had a fancy bread machine. Now, that I am armed with an air fryer, and I love to experiment, I tried this today and the results were amazing.
The house smelled wonderful, there is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the air fryer. My kids always come running to grab a slice while they are nice and hot and the butter just melts into it. Can you picture it? I told my son, Jason that I would work on making homemade butter in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for that recipe. I promise you, it’s easier than it sounds, it is so easy you won’t believe it.
When I was a small child, my mother and grandmother would always bake bread, did I mention I am old? I come from an old-fashioned Italian household, where everything was made from scratch, so it’s not surprising I went into the “food business.”
Baking powder biscuits are just as the name says, it’s an old-fashioned classic American biscuit that is light and soft. My mother used to make them so she could split it open and use the leftover biscuits for sandwiches the next day. My kids eat them with a slab of butter in the middle, and in my house, there are no leftover biscuits.
You can serve it at breakfast with ham, sausage gravy, here is a great recipe for that, here. You can also use the biscuits as a topping for chicken pot pie, or as a side with a nice hearty bowl of soup. And it also doubles for dessert, using it for strawberry shortcake, just spit it, add strawberries and whipped cream, and you are good to go.
Here are the items used in the recipe:
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- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons shortening or butter
- 3/4 cup milk
Start by mixing together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Mix in the butter, and blend until crumbly, then add the milk.
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface.
I used parchment paper and lined the bottom of the air fryer basket with them.
Spray non-stick cooking spray on the parchment paper.
Knead the dough, until smooth. Then you can either cut out the biscuits with a biscuit cutter or use free hand and shape them into small balls. (that is what I did)
Set the time for 13 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Check for doneness after.
Let cool, slightly, then plate and serve.