Homemade Biscuit Recipes

Homemade biscuits are delicious and easy to make. This is a guide about making homemade biscuits.

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You keep this mix in the refrigerator and take out what you need when you need it. It lasts a week in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Steps:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients.
  3. Add buttermilk, oil, and yeast mixture to flour mix.
  4. Place in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Place in refrigerator until you are ready to bake.
  6. Take out as much as you need, flour and cut into biscuits.
  7. This will last a week in the refrigerator.
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This recipe is probably the easiest biscuit recipe you'll ever find. It's almost a no-fail and very quickly put together. Keeps in the refrigerator for several days, so when you make up a batch, you can bake a few and save the rest for another morning.

A cross between hot rolls and biscuits since it has yeast as well as baking powder and baking soda to make them rise nicely. They look and taste so good and are much cheaper than the canned biscuits that so many cooks are using today. You can do this!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp.)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour (about 22 1/2 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions:

Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. You can also use parchment paper on your baking sheet. If you want soft-sided biscuits, place them close together.

If you prefer a crustier finish to your biscuits, leave a little space between them.

Brush the melted butter lightly over the biscuit tops. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Servings: Makes 24-30 depending on size.
Prep Time: 20 plus chilling time Minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 Minutes

Source: Our good friend Herby in Franklin, NC who took us under his wing and taught us "flat-landers" many good lessons about mountain living. He'd sit and play his "banjer"and sing all the old Smoky Mountain songs while I cooked the wonderful fresh vegetables from his garden and baked sweet apple pies, angel biscuits, and cornbread for all of us. It was such a special time for my husband, our son, and me. Best possible memories.

By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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This recipe does not look like a biscuit recipe. It has sugar and an egg in it, for Heaven's sake! Sounds more like a muffin recipe, but it makes the best biscuits around. They aren't sweet, but they are light and flaky, they rise higher than any biscuit I've ever made, and they are delicious. The outside is lightly crisp while the inside is as tender as can be. They are wonderful with butter and honey.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unbleached flour (all purpose will do)
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold) cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups cold milk

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the butter in, but not too thoroughly - there should be plenty of bits of butter about the size of a pea. Mix the beaten egg and milk and add to the dry ingredients. Mix it in, but not too thoroughly - it should still be very shaggy, with most of the flour moistened. Kneading it will finish the mixing.

Dust your kneading surface with flour and dump all the dough out. Quickly push and pat together, and knead lightly 10 to 12 times. Pat into a rectangle about 3/4 of an inch thick. You can cut it into the traditional rounds, but I cut it into squares. This way, there is no need to gather up the extra dough and pat it out again - the second round of biscuits done this way are never quite as light and tender.

Bake in a preheated, 475 degree F oven for 10 - 12 minutes. If not quite done, turn the oven off and leave in for a minute or two longer with the door closed.

Serve and wait for compliments.

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH

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This simple but great recipe for biscuits has been passed along to me, I have tried others, but always come back to this one. An eggless recipe!

Grandma's biscuits with cheese topping.

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This page contains ham and cheese biscuit recipes. Ham and cheese baked into a homemade biscuit makes a quick snack or breakfast food.

Ham and Cheese Biscuit Recipes

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Why spend 1 dollar or more for 1 fast-food biscuit when you can make 25 biscuits for less than $2.00? Biscuits are easy to make right. To make good biscuits, handle the dough as you would a baby - softly, gently, and with a light touch. Most biscuits problems happen because the dough is mixed, mashed, and handled to death. Don't overwork your dough. If you do, you'll get hard biscuits with little or no rise. You make biscuit dough quickly.

For the ingredients, you must use self-rising flour, not all-purpose flour. Self-rising flour has baking powder and salt already in it in just the right proportions. Get a brand like Martha White or White Lily. Both are good brands and make good biscuits.

For the shortening, you can use vegetable shortening (Crisco), lard, or unsalted butter (margarine won't work - use real, unsalted butter).

Ingredients:

Biscuits
  • 2 level cups Martha White Self-Rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking power (not baking soda, baking powder)
  • 1/4 cup (four level tablespoons) Crisco or lard or 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp.) butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (must use buttermilk, regular milk won't work)
Gravy
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon drippings or sausage drippings
  • 2 Tbsp. flour (either all-purpose of self-rising)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk, half-and-half, or evaporated milk

Directions:

First Things First!

Place oven rack at highest position. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread newspaper on your work area. Take a sheet of wax paper about 18 inches long, and place on newspaper. This is where you will make your biscuits. If you have a large cutting board, you can use that instead. You'll need a cookie sheet or cast-iron skillet to bake the biscuits.

How to Make Biscuits

Place two level measuring cups of self-rising flour in a bowl. Don't pack flour in the measuring cup. Spoon flour into measuring cup to slightly overflowing. Use back of table knife to level the flour. Too much flour will make hard, crumbly biscuits. Add 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (not baking soda). Stir flour and baking powder together.

Add shortening. If you're using Crisco or lard, pack the shortening in a 1/4 cup measuring cup, or use four level tablespoons of shortening. If using butter, cut the 1/2 stick of butter into 4-5 pieces and place into bowl. Using a fork, mash the shortening or butter into the flour. The idea is to mix the flour until you see small pieces of shortening and flour the size of a pea. This might take a minute to do.

Now add the buttermilk. Using your fork, gently mix the buttermilk with the flour. The idea is to allow the flour to absorb the buttermilk. This might take another minute at most. Remember not to be rough with your biscuit dough. It will be ready when it looks shaggy and is almost a clump.

Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons flour on wax paper. Turn your mixed dough out on the wax paper. Take flour and put on your hands. It's like washing your hands with flour instead of water. This keeps you hands from sticking to the dough. If you hands start to stick, use more flour on your hands. Take your hands and gently press the dough-ball together. Turn the dough over and bring the edges together and gently press. Do this about 4-5 times. It should take about 45 seconds.

Flour your hands again. Gently pat the dough ball to spread it out. It's a combination of patting and gently pressing that is the key for light biscuits. Try to make a circle of dough about 9 inches around and about 1/2-3/4 inches high (about the width of your thumb). This will take another minute at most.

Flour the lip of your biscuit cutter. No biscuit cutter? Use a juice or water glass about 2 inches in diameter. Place over the dough, press down and lift back up. It may be necessary to gently shake the cutter to drop out the biscuit. Place biscuit on the cookie sheet or in a cast-iron skillet. Repeat until the dough is used up. Take the remaining pieces, roll together, pat out and place on cookie sheet.

Place cookie sheet on the top rack in your preheated oven at 450 degrees F. Be sure the oven is on bake, not broil, or preheat. Biscuits bake fast in a hot preheated oven and will take 9-12 minutes to bake. After 8 minutes, check your biscuits. Keep checking until the biscuit bottoms and tops get a nice brown color.

WARNING! Once biscuits begin to brown, they're about ready. Don't walk away, keep your eye on them, and when brown on top take them out of the oven. Don't wait until the entire top is brown. About half-brown and half-golden and take the biscuits out of the oven.

Eat them while they're hot. Don't wrap hot biscuits in towels to keep them hot. Wrapping biscuits hot from the oven traps moisture and makes the biscuit soggy. Keep them on the cookie sheet and they'll be fine. When they're cold, don't put them in refrigerator. Wrap in a paper towel, and place in a food safe container or bread box. Cold biscuits can be warmed in the oven at 300 degrees F for 5 minutes or split open and toasted.

Here's the best part. Don't want to make 25 biscuits and cook them all at one time? No problem! After cutting out your biscuits place the extra uncooked biscuits on a plate, cookie sheet, or on wax paper and place in the freezer. After a couple of hours remove from freezer and place frozen biscuits in a plastic bag or plastic food container. Now when you want a biscuit just place on cookie sheet or in a cast iron skillet, turn oven to 450 degrees (not preheat) and in 15-18 minutes, you'll have hot biscuits hard to tell from freshly made ones. I do this all the time. I double my recipe and make about 40 biscuits, freeze them, and then I'm ready for homemade biscuits day or night! Delightful!

Serve with Milk Gravy, Sawmill Gravy, White Gravy. Whatever you call it, it's easy to make. Keep stirring, and take it off the heat before it gets too thick. If it gets too thick, add a little milk (about 1-2 tablespoons at a time) and stir it in; it will thin out.

This is enough for two hungry people or one person making a meal of it (like me).

Heat drippings in a skillet on medium low. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper and stir until smooth and bubbly, about 2 minutes. You must cook it long enough to remove the raw flour taste.

Stir in milk and heat on medium-low to medium heat, stirring constantly. It will begin to thicken in 1-3 minutes depending on heat. Don't cook on high heat. Add another dash or two of black pepper and serve immediately over biscuits. These biscuits may even make your mother-in-law like you!

"May your best meals be the ones you make and share with family and friends."

Source: Copyright: 2011 Stephen Greenfield.

My mom taught me to cook decades ago before I went to college. This recipe is still one of my most requested meals for friends and family.

By El Cheapo from Chattanooga, TN

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So simple and simply delicious. Blend the salt, flour, baking powder and shortening until crumbly with fork or pastry blender. Add milk and mix well.

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Here is a recipe that is super cheap to make. I usually double the recipe because my family loves them. They go great with soup and are very filling.

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I am looking for a recipe for homemade biscuits.

By Loofat from Stephenville, TX

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Easiest Biscuits Ever:

4 c. self-rising flour

1 1/3 c. milk

2/3 c. vegetable oil

Pour the milk and the oil into a 2 cup

container, but do not stir. Put the flour in a large bowl. Pour the milk/oil mix all at once into the flour. Stir until dough pulls away from edge of bowl. Roll out and cut w/ cookie cutter. Place approx 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake x20min in a 450 degree F. oven or until biscuits are light brown. ENJOY!

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Yummy and extremely easy to make!

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Recipe for Sour Cream Biscuits. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the whipped sour cream, roll and cut into biscuits. Bake in a hot oven 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar, optional
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk, use between 2/3 to 3/4 cup milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Add flour to a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, if using.
Mix dry ingredients together with a fork.

Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or use two table knives. The shortening should look like peas when cut into flour mixture. Do not totally blend shortening into the flour. Add milk. Use just enough milk to make a soft dough.

Stir mixture with a fork until a soft dough forms, on floured surface knead dough gently about 10 times.

Pat out dough about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Do not twist biscuit cutter when cutting out the biscuits. Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot with butter, honey, jam, syrup or gravy.

By Kathleen from Dothan, AL

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I would like a recipe for homemade biscuits I am just learning how to cook and didn't find a recipe for biscuits.

Thank you,

Heather, FL

Answers:

Homemade Biscuits

Hey Heather,
I'm from Florida too and here is a great recipe that is loved around here. And so easy!

~Southern Biscuits~

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 Tbsp. chilled butter
  • 1 cup milk, buttermilk can be used
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

PreHeat oven to 425.

In large bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar.

Cut the butter into this mixture until it is coarse crumbs.

Add milk, a little at a time and toss til you get a dough that sticks together. But not too sticky.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gather into a disk shape and knead lightly a few times just til smooth.
Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thick and cut .

Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.

Hints and tips:
*I use sour cream in place of the liquid alot of times. Just use 3/4 sour cream and the rest in water or milk.
*And add butter to tops of biscuits in the last few minutes of baking .
*This can be made ahead of time and refridgerated for up to 2 hours until ready to use.

**And the biggest tip I can tell you is to find a wide shallow bowl that you can do the mixing to patting out the biscuits in. I have a plastic bowl that i use just for this and it saves alot of time and cleanup.

Hope this helps! ~kat (01/19/2005)

By kattankerous

Homemade Biscuits

Better Homes & Gardens has a nice recipe site at www.bhg.com. Just click on food and recipes and type in biscuits in the search window. (01/19/2005)

By jeangnome46

Homemade Biscuits

If you will go to Google and do a search for Homemade Biscuits recipes you will get 100's. (01/20/2005)

By June

Homemade Biscuits

Hi! I'm from London and i just started baking! Hope this recipe is a help! =)
I made these biscuits and i thought they would turn out horrible but how wrong i was! Everyone loves them and say they are the best things i make! And the recipe is SO easy! Makes about 60! Anyway here's the recipe:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour (sifted)
  • 1 cup of butter (which is 200g) melted
  • 1 teaspoon on vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate bar or chocolate chips (only if you want to make them chocolate chip biscuits but can do without)

Preparation:
Add sugar and butter in a bowl and mix (a wooden spoon is fine no need for a whisk)

Sift flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt together and add to the sugar and butter mixture.

Mix together with hand. After you should get a dough texture so now you add the egg! Kneed with hand once again.

Get baking tray and just get some butter and spread all around. Get a bit of the dough and roll into ball then flatten a little; the shape should be small because they spread out in the oven. Don't keep biscuits close to each other otherwise they will get stuck together.

Put in the oven and bake on low heat and take out until you think they are ready, usually when the edges are a bit golden.

Now if you want to make them chocolate chip cookies just add them to the dough mixture and mix in but if you don't have chocolate chips then just get a chocolate bar (cooking chocolate is best) and smash down to small pieces. Add as much as you want as you may want double or triple chocolate chips! And make the pieces as small or big as you want. Then just add to dough mixture and mix again! So simple! If anyone makes them please let me know how they came out! (01/15/2009)

By Sarah C.

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