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Best Ever Biscuits

Amber Shehan February 6, 2010

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Breakfast is a big deal in my house, and one of my household’s favorite comfort foods is homemade Biscuits and Gravy.  Now, everyone seems to have their own preferences when it comes to gravy – with or without meat, peppered or plain, scratch or easy mix, etc…but I’ve finally found the BISCUITS that please everyone!

This recipe makes wonderful biscuits!  They are crunchy on the outside while staying soft and fluffy on the inside. They are dense, but not too heavy. They soak up the gravy without going too soggy.

Best ever biscuits, plain and simple. I’m never buying biscuit mix again – this is too easy to make, and I always end up with amazing results!

Mmmm…time for warm biscuits and honey…

Baking Powder Biscuits

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups unbleached flour (do not use self-rising flour!)
  2. 2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 4 tablespoons softened butter
  5. 3/4 cup milk (or so)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Measure the flour into the sifter, add baking powder and salt, and then sift it all together.
  3. Pinch the butter into the flour until it is a well-mixed, moist crumb. Use your fingers! It’s fun.
  4. Add milk as needed, gradually, and mix until you get a soft dough. I rarely use the whole 3/4 cup.
  5. Knead your dough for about half a minute on a lightly floured surface until it holds its shape.
  6. Roll it out 1/2 inch thick and cut with your biscuit cutter of choice, or make hand biscuits by patting out small rounds in your palm.
  7. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes, or until a lovely golden brown.
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Amber Shehan

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous on February 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I hear that it is good to soak your flour for 12-24 hour before using it either in water or butter milk or yogurt(whatever liquid is in your recipe). It helps to inactivate enzyme inhibitors that are found in seeds/grains/legumes. (this comes from the cookbook nourishing traditions.)

    Sage ashes were used as a levening agent in some traditions.

    I use fresh ground whole wheat flour and the butter milk that is left from making butter.

  2. Amber on February 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard about soaking flour before. I’ll have to try that…reminds me of a sourdough starter concept.

    Sage ashes – I bet that’s yummy in it’s own right. White sage? Most likely.

    You’ve given me great ideas to try! Thank you, Anonymous!

  3. Missus D on March 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Sounds great. I want to try it soon. I’ve been keeping away from buying sweet biscuits from the supermarkets because it’s not too good for health, and making your own food sure makes eating it more enjoyable!

  4. Amber on March 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    These are good, fluffy, solid and crisp up well on the outside. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!! My household sure does…

  5. Michelle on March 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I love biscuits! Especially with gravy! I’m a peppered gravy gal.

  6. summer on November 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I made these and they were super easy and effing incredible. Thanks for posting the recipe 🙂

  7. Amber on November 10, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Summer: Excellent! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂 Thank you for your comment. You have a lovely blog, I hope to catch up on reading it more closely later. Right now I have to go do biscuit-making dishes.

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