Monday, January 16, 2012

Homemade Biscuits and an Amish Cookbook Giveaway!

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I'm very excited to finally find a biscuit recipe that works for me!  Biscuits have never been my strong point, so I never make them from scratch, but have you read the label on any brand of biscuits from the store?  Ick!  I had made the decision to either learn how to make them or we wouldn't have them at all.  

Well since we love biscuits, not having them wasn't an option, so......I scouted all over Pinterest to find a recipe that worked for me and here it is:

Southern Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons butter, chopped
3/4 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix up your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.  Cut the butter into your flour mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.

Make a well in your flour mixture and slowly add small portions of the milk.  Use your fingers to knead the milk into the flour mixture.  Continue to add small portions of milk until it is mixed in.

Roll out your dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness.  

Cut out with small biscuit cutter or glass rim.

Butter the bottom of your pan (I use my cast iron skillet) and then put biscuits in the pan.  

Bake for about 12 minutes or so, until they are golden brown.

You can find the source of this recipe HERE and a great Sausage and Bacon Gravy recipe HERE.


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  1. Sounds yummy! I make drop biscuits but haven't perfected the biscuits you roll out and cut.

  2. That recipe does look like a winner! For me, biscuits are like sugar cookies; they're just tricky enough that I've had to hunt and hunt for a recipe that works.

    I really like the "Women of God" quote at the top of your blog, by the way.

    1. The recipe is pretty easy, I have trouble remembering not to over do it with the mixing and rolling of the dough. I'm glad you like the quote, it struck me as something that needed to be shared!

  3. Your biscuits look beautiful. Thank you for sharing this classic recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. Yummy! Nice job on the biscuits!

  5. I am glad to see I can make these in my cast iron. they will make my men very happy! thanks for coming over to 'EOA' Wednesday to share :)

  6. I struggle with biscuits - I am going to give these and try, keeping my fingers crossed that I don't over mix/roll them!

  7. I just found your sweet blog and I'm so glad I did! These look amazing, I've been wanting to make biscuits and gravy. I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great recipe! I had to come and say "hi" from the farmgirl friday blog hop because I posted a pic of a rather burned biscuit this week! {haha} Just a tad past "golden brown". :)

    Your blog is lovely, I'm following!

  9. I'm stopping by from the Welcome Home link-up at Raising Arrows. I've been trying to create more of our meals and breads from scratch so I can't wait to try this biscuit recipe. Sounds delicious! :)

  10. Over from Raising Arrows. I just told my daughter the other day that I MUST learn to make biscuits from scratch. I refuse to subject my family to BIsquick anymore. And I have a wonderful pancake recipe, but nothing for biscuits.
    I am anxious to try these this week-end. Thanks!
    Oh, and do you suppose you can bake them on a cookie sheet instead of the cast iron? I only have 1 12in cast iron, and that won't be enough biscuits for the 12 of us!!

    1. Dawn~ I'm usually so bad at biscuits that my Bisquick bisuits didn't even turn out! I'm sure these would work on a cookie sheet if you put them close together or in a few cake pans or pie pans maybe? The trick seemed to be to add the milk in small increments like a tablespoon or two at a time and to gently mix it in with my fingers being sure to barely mix it in. I hope this helps!

  11. The biscuits look divine!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes! -The Sisters


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