Who makes biscuits from scratch? This guy. Er, girl.

September 1st, 2008 by katie

Look I actually made homemade biscuits! It wasn’t nearly as hard as I had imagined it would be, although I definitely need some practice. When I was planning my mother’s annual birthday dinner of fried chicken, coleslaw, and carrot cake, I thought homemade biscuits sounded like the perfect accompaniment. However the prospect of actually making biscuits from scratch was a bit terrifying. So I sought out an expert. I had been really wanting an opportunity to try this biscuit recipe because I adore the Homesick Texan blog and Lisa actually makes biscuits from scratch seem possible and even easy. Plus, I didn’t need shortening-which I didn’t have on hand.

The result was delicious. They didn’t rise a whole lot but for my first biscuit making experience, I had a lot to contend with. First I par-baked them because I needed to time them with the generally disastrous fried chicken. Second, my mother keeps her thermostat at 82°F before we started cooking. So my butter kept pretty much liquefying immediately. So first time issues aside, these biscuits were delicious! I can’t wait to try them again, and continue until I get them golden and perfect. And then I will freeze them so we can make biscuits and gravy any lazy weekend without having to run to the store first to get canned ones.

Photo Update: Try these with a little Better Butter.

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8 Responses

  1. jancd

    I decided to try the biscuit recipe this morning (no bread in the house!) and they turned out great. I used my food processor and just dumped all the ingredients in and pulsed it a few times. That’s all it needed. I halved the recipe and got 6 nice biscuits. I have attempted biscuits before with less than successful results. I think having the oven at 450 is the secret I had been missing. Have a fun Labor Day.

  2. noble pig

    I’ll have to try these, I haven’t really found a biscuit recipe I love yet. Thanks!

  3. Lisa (Homesick Texan)

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed the biscuits!

  4. Kevin

    Those biscuits look good!

  5. krysta

    god, do i love biscuits… staight out of the oven with butter and honey! and without fail i alsways burn my mouth.

  6. krysta

    straight out of the oven and always… wow! is my spelling bad today.

  7. Kristen

    I love homemade biscuits… with butter and honey. Yum!

  8. ypbranch

    This is a great no fail recipe that I got from a Texan, Mittie Ledoux.

    2 cups Pioneer Baking mix
    1 cup sour cream
    2/3+ club soda
    1 stick butter melted

    Mix first 3 ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix. With more baking mix pat out by hand (about 3/4″ thick). Place in a cast iron skillet or cake pan will do. Dust the by of your fingers with baking mix and gently press each biscuit making little finger indention lines to level and tighten biscuits in the pan. Pour melted butter over the top letting the run off fill the cracks. Be sure tops are covered with the butter and Bake @ 450* 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and fluffy. Soft, tender, just great!

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