Monday, August 8, 2011


For years I've bought the boxed baking mixes. You know, Bisquick, Pioneer, the Aldi brand. Then I noticed I was purposefully not buying them because they were expensive and when I wanted to make biscuits on the spur-of-the-moment I couldn't. So I decided to make my own.

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar (adjust for your taste preference)
3/4 stick butter, cubed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place pizza stone in oven. Combine dry ingredients in medium sized mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until only small pieces of butter remain in dough. (The butter will allow the biscuits to flake up.) Add enough milk for mixture to combine into dough. Knead on a floured surface for 30 seconds or until dough forms a smooth ball. Roll to desired thickness (you should be able to see small pats of butter throughout the dough) and cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on the hot pizza stone and return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are browned.

Serve with butter, jelly, or honey. Serve as a side with supper. Pour gravy over them and eat with bacon. Or use for breakfast sandwiches. Eat them as an afternoon snack. Or use them for whatever you would normally use biscuits. But don't throw them at people because they don't hurt unless you overbake them. And why you would ruin a good biscuit like that?

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