There is nothing better than a melt-in-your mouth, mouth-watering, hot, fresh homemade buttermilk biscuit straight out of the oven! I know a lot of people that are put off by making biscuits because they think that they are hard to make. I’m here to tell you that they’re not! They’re really quite easy.
The statement I hear all the time is, “My biscuits always come out hard.” My reply, “ You’re kneading them too much.” If you knead biscuit dough too much, you will get hard biscuits. If you very gently and, as little as possible, knead the dough, they will come out nice and fluffy and soft every time. The recipe I use came from Frugal Families. I’ve been using it for years and I can’t remember the last time that I had trouble with my biscuits. Of course, I did make a few variations that worked much better. I hope you’ll give it a try!
Easy Homemade Biscuits
|2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk (can use regular milk)
**If using all purpose flour (which is what I do), add the following per 1 cup of flour:
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
I usually just add a generous pinch of salt to my flour because I’m usually making a double batch and I don’t want 2 tsp of salt in my biscuits. They do just fine.
Note from me: **Well, shoot! I had pics to go with this but I can’t seem to find them. I guess that means that I’ll have to make some more! Check back soon to see pics added!**
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Food On Fridays