3 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/4 c butter or margarine
Cottage cheese ( 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 c ) -- see note
Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in butter or marg arine until like coarse crumbs.
Make a well in centre of the dry ingredients and place in it the eggs and 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese. Work the whole together, just enough to bind, using more cotta ge cheese if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead very gently a few times. Pat to a 1 inch thickness.
Cut into biscuit shapes and place on a greased baking sheet, or divide dough in half and pat each half into a greased 8 inch round cake pan. Bake at 450 F for 12 to 16 minutes or until browned. Makes 18 to 20 biscuits 2 inches in diameter.
Note: You can use any kind of creamed cottage cheese but the amou
nt will depend on th e moisture content of the cheese. It will vary from about 1 1/2 cups to 2 1/4 cu ps or even slightly more to make a dough that will hold together.
Formatted for MasterCook by Mardi Desjardins.