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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.
I would probably use a regular oven temp between 425 and 450 if you are not using a convection oven or a toaster oven like I do.
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!
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.
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
I used to make Angel Biscuits from a very similar recipe, they might even be identical. I lost the recipe, and never found one quite as good, so thank you! These are just the best biscuits, kind of like the ones you buy in the refrigerator section at the grocery store, but a lot better. They are so easy, too. I've never had a batch fail. This is a good recipe for people who don't have any, or much experience with yeast doughs. I'll take 3 with honey also!
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
Kerly, it is so good you commented! I wrote this up wrong - you are supposed to add tsp of baking powder, not soda! I hope no one has made these and had a big failure. I'm sorry, everyone.
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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!
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.
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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Yummy and extremely easy to make!
Recipe for Bacon Cheese Biscuits. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk just until combined. Fold in cheese and bacon. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead 4 or 5 times. . .
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.. Blend together maple syrup and butter. Pour into ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Place pan in preheating oven until butter melts.
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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I am looking for a recipe for homemade biscuits.
By Loofat from Stephenville, TX
"Red Lobster" Cheesy Biscuits
2 c. Bisquick
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Mix Bisquick and cheese; add milk.
Spoon on an ungreased cookie sheet (makes about 12).
Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and garlic powder.
Here is my recipe that I use for my family. Hope you like
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shorting
3/4 - 1 cup milk
Mix all dry ingredients together and stir well. Add shortening and cut it into flour using a fork until it resembles cornmeal. Gently blend in milk until all dry ingredients are wet. The trick to making biscuits is that you don't over handle the dough. You mix as least as possible. Roll out on a floured surface with a rolling pin to about 1/2" - 3/4" thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees until they are brown. Butter tops whenever they come out of the oven and grab yourself a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk and sit down and hurt yourself on those biscuits. Hope you enjoy them.
How do I make big biscuits from scratch? I live in Thailand and have been divorced for many years. I miss my biscuits! Preferably the big "Catheads" kind.
Can I please get some quick, easy recipes for homemade biscuits?
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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
I'm from Florida too and here is a great recipe that is loved around here. And so easy!
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)
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)
If you will go to Google and do a search for Homemade Biscuits recipes you will get 100's. (01/20/2005)
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:
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.