Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

by beth on November 10, 2009

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.

Home­made Biscuits

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.

Home­made Biscuits

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!

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1 Lee the Hot Flash Queen November 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

Those look so easy. I love biscuits!

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2 beth November 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

They are really easy & you can add whatever you want to them (e.g. seasoning/herbs).

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3 blueviolet November 10, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Oh my word, I love biscuits myself. I’m a fellow carb addict!

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4 beth November 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Carb addicts unite! I could eat an entire basket full of these, not great for my hips;)

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5 Genny November 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

They look great! Nothing wrong with carbs. :)

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6 smilinggreenmom November 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

So soooo sooo weird! I actually have a very similar post ready to go up the week of Thanksgiving with my mother-in-laws biscuit recipe! Oh we must be on the same brain wave :) They are so good though aren’t they! I just love to make my own bc of our son’s allergies. You know, I never considered putting cheese on them for those of us who can eat dairy – yummy! Thanks for the tips!!!

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7 beth November 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

It must be a biscuit time of year. Although because this was cow’s cheddar so Mamacita had her’s plain with honey as did Mr. G.

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8 beth November 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I agree, the more carbs the better:)

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