We like baking powder biscuits with our turkey pie. Before our gluten free days I would place the biscuit top over the filling and bake it all in the oven. It has taken years to find a good gluten free biscuit recipe and I think I may finally have tweaked a recipe enough to make it close.....I baked these on a baking sheet this time but next time I will try baking the biscuit on top of the turkey pie filling. This recipe is extremely soft. You can make drop biscuits or for cut biscuits place a generous amount of sweet rice flour on counter and place biscuit dough on flour. Dust both sides with flour and lightly pat to 1/2" thick. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on greased sheet.
Gluten Free Biscuits
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 tablespoons shortening (could substitute butter or lard)
1 1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum
Mix dry ingredients together. Using a fork or pastry blender cut the shortening into the dry mixture until crumbly
Add the vinegar to the milk and stir into the dry mixture. Stir lightly with a fork. Place some gluten free flour ( I used sweet rice flour) onto counter. Lightly dust the ball of dough with flour and knead it 6 - 8 times until it is smooth. Flatten with hands to about 1/2" thick. Cut into 6 circles with biscuit cutter or glass cup. Preheat oven to 425. Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet. Brush a little melted butter or oil on top of each biscuit. Place baking tray in oven and reduce heat to 375 . Bake for 20 minutes.
|Biscuits ready to be brushed with melted butter - optional|
|You can see how nicely they have risen|