Baking Biscuits  

Posted by: Julie in

A lot of people say that they can’t make homemade biscuits. I used to be one of them. I tried over and over and my biscuits just never turned out.

Well, I kept at it and FINALLY learned how. I thought I’d share with you how I make biscuits.



2 cups self rising flour

1/2 stick of butter or margarine

1 cup milk (best if you use buttermilk)


I start by measuring 2 cups of self rising flour into my mixing bowl:


Next you add 1/2 stick of butter or margarine:


Sometimes I grate the butter into the flour and other times I just crumble it up into small pieces:


Now you want to mix the butter and flour together. Use your hands for this. When you start, it will look similar to this:


As you work the butter into the flour it will become crumbly similar to a crumb topping you would put on a dessert:


Now you need to add your milk. The biscuits taste best if you use buttermilk. I don’t always have buttermilk on hand so I just use regular milk. They are still yummy!


You probably won’t use an entire cup of milk. Just add enough to wet the dough so that it sticks together with out being squishy or overly sticky. I ended up using right at 3/4 cups of milk for this batch:


Don’t over mix the dough. Mix it just enough to combine the ingredients. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface:


Sprinkle the top of the dough with a little more self rising flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands.Very gently work the flour into the dough.


Again, don’t over work it…just until it’s smooth and you can pat it out.


You do not need to roll it out with a rolling pin. It will over work the dough. Pat it out until it’s the thickness you want and cut your biscuits. You can use a biscuit cutter, but if you don’t have one just use a tea glass.


Place cut biscuits on a baking sheet so that they are touching each other.


Bake at 400* until lightly browned. Spread the tops with butter before serving.


This batch turned out 9 large, fluffy biscuits and the cost was $0.53!

Are you ready to give biscuit making a try?

If you do, leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out.

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I feel like you posted this for me, so....yes, I will try again. Not today, maybe Wed. - I'll let you know how it turns out:)

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