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Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits. Just when you thought they were too hard to make. We show you how simple and delicious they really are.

Homemade Biscuits from Scratch

*Updated January 2020

Homemade Biscuits. So easy, really! One of the first things I said I wanted to do with this blog was encourage scratch made cooking. Things from days gone by like a family eating at a dinner table, disconnected, talking about their day, those things are slowly going by the wayside. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good gadget. Things that make my life easier in the kitchen are wonderful. I probably have a slight obsession with my Pressure Cooker, but it helps bring my family together in some way.

By us breaking bread together, even on a busy weeknight. Biscuits are a staple in the south. They serve as a spoon, a lever, a plate cleaner, you name it! I see so many people afraid of making them from scratch and it really is so easy, not to mention, cheaper. Here is the basic recipe.

 

How to Make Homemade Biscuits

~ Ingredients ~

  • 2 cups Self Rising Flour
  • 1/4 cup cold, cubed Butter
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • pinch of sugar 

~ Method ~

 1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix your Flour with the salt and sugar. I sift mine together using a whisk! Add the butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives. Cut in the butter until it resembles small peas.

2.  Add in the buttermilk slowly just until the dough starts to form but is still kind of straggly, if that is even a word :). Turn out on a floured board or surface and press together into a ball. I roll it out in a rectangle and fold it in on itself. I repeat the rectangle and fold two more times. This technique is similar to making a pie crust. It makes the flaky layers we all love in the biscuit, without working the dough too much. The final roll, I roll to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.

3. Take each biscuit and to form the pretty little dimples on the top, I pat the sides with my thumb and middle finger while gently patting the top with my pointer. It takes a little time but you will eventually get the hang of it. it creates a little dimply pillow of goodness!

4.  Place in a lightly greased Cast Iron Skillet leaving a little space between each.Spray the tops with cooking spray and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes(depending on your oven) Cook until the tops are brown. Brush with melted butter if you’d like.

Helpful hints making biscuits

After pinching all those little guys to perfect little dimpled clouds, place in a lightly greased Cast Iron Skillet leaving a little space between each.

If the last bit of dough that is a little bigger than a regular biscuit, press in the cutter to form a larger biscuit. Place him in the middle for the prize biscuit. That one is always reserved for The Hubs, it’s his “cat head biscuit”

You can do like me and cheat a little here and spray the tops with cooking spray and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes(depending on your oven). Cook until brown. Brush with melted butter if you’d like. That, my friends, is biscuit heaven right there!

Homemade Biscuits

Now isn’t that a sight? You may never buy Whop biscuits again! Whop, as in, Whop on the counter to get that doggone package open! Making them could not be easier!

We love making our standard White Roux and adding in red pepper and garlic to make sawmill gravy. Served over these biscuits is a must!

No matter how you eat them you will love them. Whether you use them as a spoon. A base for gravy, spread with jelly or simply with butter; they become the perfect food accessory! Leave a comment if you try them and let us know how they turned out! Enjoy!

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Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Homemade Biscuits. Just when you thought they were too hard to make. We show you how simple and delicious they really are.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Self Rising Flour
  • 1/4 cup cold, cubed Butter
  • pinch of Sugar
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix your Flour with the salt and sugar. I sift mine together using a whisk! Add the butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives. Cut in the butter until it resembles small peas.
  2. Add in the buttermilk slowly just until the dough starts to form but is still kind of straggly, if that is even a word :). I turn out on a floured board or surface and press together into a ball. I roll it out in a rectangle and fold it in on itself. I repeat the rectangle and fold two more times. This technique is similar to making a pie crust. It makes the flaky layers we all love in the biscuit, without working the dough too much. The final roll, I roll to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  3. Take each biscuit and to form the pretty little dimples on the top, I pat the sides with my thumb and middle finger while gently patting the top with my pointer. It takes a little time but you will eventually get the hang of it. it creates a little dimply pillow of goodness!
  4. Place in a lightly greased Cast Iron Skillet leaving a little space between each.Spray the tops with cooking spray and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes(depending on your oven) Cook until the tops are brown. Brush with melted butter if you’d like.

Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 438mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Live Learn Better
    November 6, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I love Home made anything and this looks good and simple enough

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      November 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks! It really is so simple. Once you do it one time, you become a pro!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    November 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I love this! It looks so simple to do!

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      November 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks! They really are!! And taste so good too!!

  • Reply
    Tracy @ Cleland Clan
    November 8, 2018 at 1:47 am

    I haven’t made homemade biscuits in years–forgot how easy they really are. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      November 8, 2018 at 2:57 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by! We hope you’ll come back and visit!

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