Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday's Food: Homemade Biscuits Like Grandma Made

I've been on another bread-making kick lately. And I love it! I really, really do. And recently I found a recipe for biscuits that I'm putting in my list of must haves. My oldest son said they tasted just like Cracker Barrel biscuits, and I'll tell you, they really do. And the best thing about these biscuits (besides the taste, obviously) is you can freeze the biscuits to pull out on those mornings you are in a pinch or for those family meals when you forgot to pick up bread at the store.

The only thing I found frustrating about the website I got it from was there were no pictures. I don't blame her. There have been times I have gotten so excited about a meal that I forgot to take a picture. And these biscuits are worthy of that little forgetfulness. I just can't "Pin" this recipe on Pinterest without a pic. So, I will do it for you!


Granny's Homemade Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter (plus 1 Tbsp butter, melted...my addition to the recipe
3/4 cup milk

Combine all dry ingredients and blend well with a whisk. Cut in butter until resembles coarse bread crumbs. Stir in milk until all comes together to form a dough ball. Turn out dough ball onto a heavily floured surface. She uses wax paper. Let set for a couple of minutes and then knead for about a minute and then re-flour surface and pat out to about 1/2" thick. Cut biscuits with floured biscuit cutter and placed into ungreased baking pan. Form remaining dough into ball and repeat until all dough is made into biscuits. Bake in 425-450  degree oven for 12-15 minutes. My addition: when the biscuits are done, pull out of the oven and brush lightly with melted butter. 

This recipe will make approximately 12 biscuits. It will freeze well, too. Just place your cut biscuits onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper (I used a floured cookie sheet, and it worked fine for me) and place cookie sheet into the freezer making sure to keep level. Once frozen, remove and place into a freezer bag and place into the freezer. When ready to use, just follow baking directions and bake only the amount you need. You do not have to bake them all at one time.

And that's exactly what I did this morning! I pulled out one for me, baked it in my toaster oven. PERFECT! You MUST try this recipe. Make these before a big holiday so all you have to do on that day is pull them out and bake. For real, this is awesome! :)

Happy baking, everyone!

Here's my single serving biscuit with my coffee. Notice I labeled the bag with the baking directions. 

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