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Homemade Biscuits Recipe

November 19th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Someone responded to one of my entries asking how I make homemade biscuits. I use a simple and straightforward recipe.

She also asked what Sticky Chicken is. The Sticky Chicken recipe I use is here:

http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/recipes/Foolproof_Sticky_Chicken.htm

And here's the biscuit recipe I use:

Rod's Biscuits

2 to 2 1/2 c flour
3 heaping tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 to 1/2 c oil
1 1/2 c milk (powdered milk works)

Sift the flour, salt and the baking powder into a large bowl. If you don’t have a sifter, go buy one. They’re cheap and the biscuits will be much fluffier after sifting. Add the oil and milk until you have a fairly stiff mixture. If the mixture is too runny, you can add some more flour to thicken it.

In another bowl, pour some flour into the bottom (roughly 1/2 cup). With a large spoon, scoop out enough of the biscuit mix to make a 2" ball. Drop this into the small bowl and roll the ball of mix around, covering the outside with flour. Pat this into a 1/2 inch thick patty and place into a baking pan.

Repeat this until you have used up all the biscuit mix. Place this into a preheated oven at 325 to 350 and bake for 15-30 minutes or until biscuits begin to brown on top.

10 Responses to “Homemade Biscuits Recipe”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    What kind of oil are you using? Different oils begin to change at different hight temps, so I think what oil you use in baking makes a difference. But I've never seen a biscuit recipe that calls for such a low heat and long cook. 325F for 30 minutes. That is very unlike other recipes I've tried, including drop biscuits using liquid oils.

    I'm going to give this a try, though, 'cause I seem to be among the world's worst biscuit makers. The best biscuit bakers I know tell me that the brand of flour really does make a difference --but those folks also all use shortening or lard! *cough*cough*my Arkansas Gramma*caugh*cough*

    Some day before I pass on I hope to make a really good biscuit.

  2. denisentexas Says:

    I use canola or olive oil and have made this recipe with both oils.
    Canola is definitely better than olive oil for this. Ha ha on the lard thing!
    I know just what you mean!

  3. carol hardie Says:

    hi denise thank you for the recipes im going to make those biscuits in the morning and see what my friends think i have 3 girl friends coming over for lunch tomorrow thank god its cooled down how i hate the heat my fan is never turned off im cooking roast beef in my george foreman roasting machine with baked potatoes and a green salad i will serve the biscuits with a cheesy dip regards carol from adelaide australia hope life is treating you well

  4. denisentexas Says:

    Carol, you're more than welcome!
    Please let me know how the biscuits turned out. Smile
    I hope they turned out very well!

  5. carol hardie Says:

    hi denise bickies were a great success thank u my friends were very impressed that i made them we ate the lot so im going to make some more this weekend and take to my mothers with some bitie cheese yummo i love anything home made much nicer best wishes carol

  6. denisentexas Says:

    Carol, I'm glad they turned out well! Now you know how to make
    great biscuits. Would you be willing to share the dip recipe with me?

  7. carol hardie Says:

    hi denise i get a 250grm cton of phily light creme cheese and i put it in the middle of a medium size plate then i pour some sweet chilly sauce over the top then i chop up a bunch of coriander leaves some spanish onion chopped really finely then a small tomato also chopped really finely mix this together in a small bowl then put over the top of the cheese and chilly sauce then place the bikkies around the edge of the plate its really delicious and its low fat im sure you will love it and its not expensive regards carol

  8. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Thanks for the dip recipe. It sounds like something I'd like so
    I'll give it a try. Smile

  9. carol hardie Says:

    hi denise just thought i would look you up to see if you have posted any entries lately womdering whats on your xmas dinner menu im going to my ex hubbies for a wonderfull seafood bbq lots of huge prawns and green crayfish cooked in a gorgeous garlic sauce we have this every year its great my son is over from brisbane which makes it even more wonderfull and the weather is going to be perfect not too hot hope you and yours have a very happy xmas and catch up in the new year regards carol from adelaide south australia

  10. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Hi there, Carol! I haven't posted lately but do need to do that!

    Thanks for the comment. As for Christmas dinner, well, we don't celebrate
    Christmas so it's just another day for us. I'll post about today's dinner, though. Wink Sounds like you have a full day planned. I hope it's a great one!

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