Breads

Baking Powder Biscuits
Islay Heyd

2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 - 1 cup milk

Heat oven to 450 F. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening till it resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with a fork, add enough milk till mixture leaves side of bowl and forms soft, moist dough

On a floured surface, knead dough till no longer sticky. Roll out to 1/2 " thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place biscuits on un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 12 min.....till light golden brown. Serve warm (12 - 14 biscuits)

Variations:
Buttermilk biscuits:) add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour. Use buttermilk
instead of milk

Cheese biscuits:) add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese to flour/shortening
mixture. Grease cookie sheet

Southern style biscuits:) decrease shortening to 1/4 cup


Cheese Bread
Betsi Greene

2 frozen bread dough loaves - sometimes it might take 3
Cheese: sharp cheese, mild, whatever you like

Thaw the loaves
Cut about 2# of cheese up into small cubes

Prepare a bread pan - grease and flour

Take pieces of the thawed bread dough and wrap them around the cheese cubes.
Nothing too precise here: just pinch/cut off pieces big enough to cover the cheese cubes. Although it's helpful if they are somewhat uniform in size.

Put the dough balls with the cheese inside them into the bread pan. Just stack them in there as you do them.

I do enough so that they are at least slightly above the level of the top of the pan.

Let it rise in a warm place for maybe an hour or so? I don't really time it, I just let it rise until it "looks right"

Bake according to the instructions on the frozen bread dough package.

Serve it warm: the loaf will just pull apart because it was made in "sections" - it's finger food. The cheese will have melted inside and I have never made it that I haven't gotten rave reviews!