Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Easy Homemade Biscuits


Easy Homemade Biscuits


Some people grow up on corn. Some people grow up on rice. 

I grew up on biscuits. My grandma's biscuits.

Until recently, I lamented the fact that I never asked my grandma how to make them, but over Christmas, my Aunt Faye gave me a quick tutorial. (She's like a Queen of Southern Cooking, a Fairy Godmother of Grits, if you will.)

In the meantime, this little bread recipe started a love affair with social media, and someone asked in the comments if it could be modified for biscuits. I casually responded with my normal noncommittal I-have-no-idea-I-just-make-this-one-simple-but-amazingly-delicious-bread answer, but added that I used my grandma's recipe for biscuits.

Well. 

They wanted it, these bread lovers. I have the emails to prove it.

So here it is. 

My Aunt Faye's biscuit lesson came with bacon, sausage, grits, and eggs from her backyard, but I hope that you'll be happy with the recipe, as I remember it, and a handful of hastily carefully curated images from my iPhone. 


Easy Homemade Biscuits


Ingredients:

2 Cups Self-Rising Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
Buttermilk

Stairway To Biscuit Heaven:

1. Mix the flour, baking powder, and vegetable oil in a medium-to-large bowl.

Easy Homemade Biscuits



2. Add enough buttermilk to develop a good doughy consistency. (It takes me about a cup.)

Easy Homemade Biscuits



3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and form into biscuits. (Grease the tops if you like.)

Easy Homemade Biscuits



4. Bake at 450 until golden brown.

Easy Homemade Biscuits


Easy Homemade Biscuits


I personally like to use a Non Stick Silicone Baking Mat on a cookie sheet. I also personally like to drench the biscuits in honey. Just my two cents, though.


Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!



Easy Homemade Biscuits


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6 comments:

  1. These look amazing and totally pinning. I am hosting the Pin It Hop and hope you will stop by when you can and link this up with us!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine! I did link up---thanks for suggesting it.

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  2. I think I remember the comment about biscuits! I think. Either way, I'm drooling here. And pinning.

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    1. I kind of got lost in the comments over there, but I learned a lot! Some serious bread makers shared tips that work for them...all very cool. (And sort of intimidating if you are me.)

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  3. If you want your biscuits to have flakey layers, all you need to do is (1) roll the dough into a rectangle, spread butter or butter flavored Crisco, fold the dough 1/3 toward the middle from one side and 1/3 toward the middle from the other side.(2) Turn the dough 180 degrees and return to (1). Repeat steps 1 and 2 as many times as you like (depends on how flakey you want your biscuits) and then (3) roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or juice glass and bake. So good with honey or marmalade and butter!

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