Easy Homemade Biscuits

I love the helpful tips on the recipe for freezing and reheating these delicious biscuits! I will make a huge batch of these and then have them in the freezer to pull out when I need them.

Photo by Venzie S.
Adapted from pinterest.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from pinterest.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 3/4 to 1

    cup milk

Directions

Add all the dry ingredient together in a bowl or food processor and mix together. Add the shortening and use the metal blade on the food processor until the mixture is crumbly or mix by hand, with a fork or with a pastry cutter until the shortening is fully incorporated in little pieces. Next add just enough milk to bring the mixture together. Stir by hand or pulse in the food processor. Once it forms a ball it’s done, don’t over mix. Homemade biscuit dough ready to be shaped and cut. Flour your hands, rolling pin and counter and drop the dough on the counter, with your hands bring it together to form a ball and knead once or twice if you need to bring the dough together more. Roll from the center out until the dough is your desired thickness. Generally about ½ inch thick is good. And use a small, 2 inch cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. Give the cookie cutter a gentle twist against the counter to help it cut through the dough. Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet to flash freeze or a greased cookie sheet to bake. Gather extra dough and re-roll it to the same thickness as before then cut more biscuits. Repeat until you use all the dough. Bake at 450° for 8-12 minutes until golden brown and flaky. FREEZING: Freeze on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet for an hour or two, just until the biscuits are solid then place in a freezer quality plastic bag. Label, date and add to your freezer inventory sheet. Use within 6 months. Frozen biscuits that can go right in the oven. THAWING AND REHEATING: Cooked biscuits can be thawed in the fridge or on the countertop. They can also be placed in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven for a few minutes to reheat. Frozen biscuits that are uncooked can be baked from frozen or thawed in the fridge. Add about 50% cooking time for frozen items, thus at 450 they should take 12 minutes or so. Check them after 10 minutes but allow up to 15 minutes to bake.

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