Sunday, January 16, 2011

Oh My Goodness...homemade biscuits are to DIE for!

I did it...I finally did it. I went out of my comfort zone and made homemade biscuits. Thanks to my friends at MHH I received a bunch of different recipes. Today I went with Lana's recipe and they turned out on my very first try. They were so good I couldn't help but eat three. One plain, one with jelly and one with honey. I will say, none of the extra stuff was needed. The first one tasted AWESOME. Perfectly light, golden, flaky and whatever else a biscuit is suppose to be. I know, I know...I'm a little to excited over a biscuit, but this is something I've been wanting to do for some time now and I did it. Now, one night when Doug's not home, Ciara and I will have biscuits and gravy for dinner. Can't wait! 


4 cups flour

1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup solid shortening
1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Sift dry ingredients into large bowl. Add shortening and cut with pastry cutter until it resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Work with a fork, gently stir just until combined.. Turn out onto a sheet of parchment paper lightly floured. Press with hand to about 1" thick. Spread with 2-3 Tablespoons soft butter. Fold the dough over on itself 3~4 times. Press out to 1 to 1 1/2" thick. Cut into biscuits. About 15 biscuits. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Says the key to good biscuits is to stir the ingredients together just until combined and handle dough as little as possible.

1 comment:

  1. They look great. Nothing tastes better than a good biscuit.