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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Homemade Biscuits from Scratch

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Ingredients
5 Cups - all-purpose flour
5 tsp - baking powder
2 TBS - sugar
1 cup - salted butter (ice cold and cubed in small pieces)
1.5 Cups - Milk
3 large - eggs (2 for dough, 1 for brushing the top of the biscuits)

Directions
1.  In a large mixing bowl mix butter and flour together until well incorporated.
2.  Add sugar and baking powder and continue to incorporate with butter and flour.
3.  Add milk and 2 eggs and mix until the dough forms a ball.
4.  Flour a clean work surface and knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball.
5.  With a rolling pin, roll out to 1/2" uniform thickness and cut out biscuits.
6.  Place on a non stick pan and brush the tops with one beaten egg, this will give a nice golden brown finish.
7.  Bake in a 400ยบ  oven for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!





26 comments:

  1. I just made this tonight! Thank you I'm gone'na kick the can biscuits to the curb :)

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  2. Just made them tonight! Great biscuits, thank you!

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  3. How much salt would you use if you only have unsalted butter

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  4. If you only have tubbed butter is that ok to use

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    1. It all depends. Be careful when you do this. There are some *margarines* that say right on the container 'do not use for baking'. Butter has to contain 80% fat, and margarine has to contain 80% vegetable fat. Spreads contain less than 80% fat by weight and have more water. If you used a spread, definitely that will cause some problems. It is a common mistake to think a certain Spread is a margarine. Double check what you use is actually margarine and that the fat content is at least 80%. Also, the tubs can have air whipped in them, so only the sticks should be used for baking.

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  5. OMG! thank you. My boys loved it!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm glad you gave them a try and enjoyed them!
      Larry

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  6. Can the raw biscuits be frozen?

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    1. I didn't know so I looked it up and it looks like you can! Here's the link I found. Hope this helps! Thanks.
      http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2011/10/04/make-freeze-biscuits-heaven-in-a-hurry/

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  7. How many biscuits does this recipe make?

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    1. Hi Paige, it will make approximately 20 biscuits depending on how big your cutter is and how much your roll the dough out. Hope you enjoy!
      Larry

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  8. What can I use instead of butter

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    1. I'm not a real big baker, so hopefully someone else will chime in.......I would guess you can use shortening in place of butter? But don't hold me to it?

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  9. Just made these this morning and they were FABULOUS! I have tried making biscuits before and they did not come out very good, these came out beautifully! Thank you so much for your video and recipe - and my husband thanks you too because he just had AMAZING biscuits and gravy for breakfast!

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    1. That's great to hear glad you enjoyed!! Thanks for giving them a try!
      Larry

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  10. Larry,

    Just made me a pan of your biscuits this morning and they were up there with my grandmothers. Do you every brush the tops with butter instead of egg?

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  11. Glad you enjoyed them! I haven't tried the butter on them while baking, but butter makes everything better!!! Thank you for giving them a try!
    Larry

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  12. Can I freeze these before baking? Maybe cut them out first then freeze?

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    1. I have never tried freezing them, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't freeze them Please let me know how you like them! Thanks!
      Larry

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  13. I have a question about the biscuits browning. I followed directions to a T, came out beautiful, but the tops of mine are not browning. What should I do? I left them in the oven for an extra 5 mins....

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    1. Where are you placing them in the oven? If they're down very low they won't brown.

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