Monday, December 12, 2011

EASY Homemade Biscuits...

Last week on Facebook I mentioned that I was making homemade biscuits
for dinner and a friend asked for the recipe.


Homemade Biscuits...





Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter (COLD, cut into small pieces)
3/4 cup COLD milk

Begin by combining the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
Slowly add the milk.


Once everything is combined, turn the dough out onto 
a floured surface and knead it a few times to bring the dough together and then
with a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 3/4 inch thickness.


Using a biscuit cutter or a sturdy glass, cut about 12 biscuits,
re-rolling the dough if necessary...


Place on a lined baking sheet.
Brush the tops with melted butter and bake in a 450 degree oven for 13 to 15 minutes.

Ready to eat...




Feel free to add BUTTER...


Here's a few helpful hints:

Sometimes getting homemade biscuits together can be a little 
stressful while you're fixing the rest of dinner.
Or at least in our house it gets STRESSFUL!

You can prepare these biscuits and cut them out,
place them on the baking tray and put the baking tray in the FREEZER.

Once the biscuits have frozen, remove them from the tray 
and place in a plastic bag, returning the bag to the freezer...


The next time you want homemade biscuits, just pull the amount you need out 
of the freezer and bake at 450.  

You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time, but trust me they 
TASTE DELICIOUS!




19 comments:

  1. These look wonderfully light and fluffy, Lois! Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. I have never tried freezing the dough, but what a good idea for when the urge hits to have a biscuit or two. No need to make a whole batch.

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  3. Gosh these look good Lois! Thanks for posting the recipe. It looks easy enough and we love good biscuits! I'll try it :D
    Debbie

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  4. Thank you for sharing, Lois! I am so excited to try these!

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  5. Now those are fluffy bisquits. I am going to have to try these because mine always end up like hockey pucks.

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  6. those do look good and I have never thought about putting them in the freezer thanks for the tip
    Hugs

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  7. I love this and just copied it! Thanks. sandie

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  8. Lois...these look delicious!! I'm saving this recipe!

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  9. I love that they'll hold up in the freezer before baking! :)

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  10. These sound just wonderful...good idea about the freezing them. I've definitely been missing my visits here...I've got to read back now over the last few and make sure I haven't missed anything too yummy. HUGS!

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  11. Love these...I could eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner..or all three and love it! :D

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  12. We are one biscuit-loving family! I have a favorite Southern Biscuit recipe that I love to use. I freeze before baking. But, I'm going to have to give these a chance, too. They remind me of Popeye's buttery biscuits. :)

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  13. Wow, and I'm the freeze queen. I've made my homemade biscuits for years and never thought of doin' this! Fantastic!!!

    What a treasure you are!

    God bless and have an awesome week sweetie!!! :o)

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  14. Great idea. My kids are all coming home next week. Think I will make these ahead so I have more time to enjoy Boston!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  15. If only you could somehow post the aroma!

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  16. Wow, those look so yummy, light and fluffy!

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  17. Hi Lois,
    We just love biscuits and often times have them alone with jam or a meal, we would love your recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Tryed these the other day (my first time ever trying to make homemade biscuits) & they where awsome!!! My husband said no more store bought biscuits in this house lol

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