I love homemade biscuits with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I have a carb obsession. I would survive on an anti-carb or low-carb diet for about a whole 30 seconds. By 5 minutes in I’d be using my last life line to get a yummy carbohydrate into my system.
You will need a sifter set up in your bowl. I pour my dry ingredients right into the sifter to save time. Add in 2 cups of flour.
I decided to use 1 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Why? Because it’s what we had. If you’d rather do 2 cups of all purpose flour then go for it!
Then add in 2 teaspoons baking powder. My spoon looks massive in this shot. Showing off it’s steely prowess.
1/2 teaspoon of salt is next. See told you it was easy…
Now sift, sift, sift! Come on you can do it. It takes about a whole minute.
Once it is all sifted I add in 4 tablespoons of diced up Butter Flavored Crisco shortening. You could also use plain shortening or go with regular butter. I personally find that the Butter Flavored Crisco gives it the benefit of a buttery flavor & the flaky goodness of the shortening.
Then cut it in. I use a fork and cut in the shortening until there are small pearl-like pieces mixed into the dry ingredients.
After that’s done add in 3/4 cup of milk.
Knead it together. You can do this on a floured surface or you could do it in your bowl if you are really limited on space. Serious, it’s not going to kill your biscuits.
Normally you would roll biscuit dough out (until about 2 inches thick) & then use a biscuit cutter to get your biscuits. I didn’t do that, instead I went with just forming the biscuits into round balls.
Then I flatted them with my hand. Put them on an ungreased baking sheet.
I know someone out there is shrieking in horror running around their house screaming “SHE DID WHAT??!!! THAT’S NOT RIGHT!!” But guess what? Most people don’t have all the different kitchen & they want to make biscuits. However, they think they can’t if they lack the right “tools” so this is a way to show that person who has been dieing to try to make biscuits that “YES!! You can make them even if you don’t have the right tools.” Start where you are & add those tools in as your love of food grows.
If you want you can add cheese to top a few (or you could mix it when kneading). Oh cheese…makes me think of Susan Powter (anyone remember her?) and when she’d wheel out the wagon of cheese & scream “CHEESE IS FAT!!” It is…delicious fat…so delicious.
Pop them in the oven for about 12–15 minutes. Cook at 400 degrees.
They smell so good.
I had mine that day with breakfast & started with some cheese. Biscuits are great with honey or gravy too.
2 Cups of Flour (2 cups All Purpose or 1 Cup All Purpose & 1 Cup Whole Wheat)
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
4 Tablespoons of Butter Shortening
3/4 Cup of Milk
Feel free to add cheese on top or inside your biscuits!