Charlene Patton's Homemade Biscuits


2 cups soy flour blend
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1½ tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup margarine or shortening
2/3 cup soymilk


Preheat oven to 450° F. Thoroughly combine soy flour blend, baking powder, sugar, cream of tarter and salt. Cut in margarine or shortening until coarsely mixed. (*Note: Add optional ingredient.) Add soymilk and mix to form a soft dough. Place dough on lightly floured surface and gently knead dough until a smooth ball. Pat or roll to ¾-inch thickness. Cut with a 2½ biscuit cutter or drop on ungreased baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Bake at 450° F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove immediately from baking sheet. Makes 8 biscuits

*Optional ingredients for biscuit variations:
Bacon Biscuits: 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon
Cheese Biscuits: ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
Chive Biscuits: 3 tablespoons chopped chives

7 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup soy flour

Combine both flours and keep in canister to use for any recipe using all-purpose flour as an ingredient. Makes 8 cups blended flour.