I remember as a little girl watching my Grandma cut out white circles of dough and hoping she'd have just a little bit leftover so I could sample the uncooked biscuits.
Now my daughter watches me cut out the white circles, confident that a little treat will soon be hers.
Today I am participating in Third Thursday Thoughts hosted by Hearts at Home. Our theme for this month is a favorite homemade dish. My family's hands-down favorite homemade dish is my biscuits. Once you've had easy homemade biscuits you'll NEVER want to go back to canned ones!
|Homemade Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit|
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk (or 2% milk)
Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening and mix. Add milk. Flour surface and lightly knead dough, adding flour if dough is too sticky. Roll out dough to about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Cut out with biscuit cutter or small cup. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes until lightly browned.
Yield: 8 biscuits (depending on how thin you roll them out).
If you've never made biscuits from scratch here's a tutorial to get you started.
|Measure dry ingredients into bowl.|
|Cut in shortening until it's like lumpy dirt.|
|Add milk and combine until it's like play dough.|
|Lightly knead. Then flatten using your hand. Cut out with biscuit cutter or small cup.|
They are delicious for breakfast: with jelly, with honey, with cream gravy, or as a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. We also eat them for supper with brown gravy (roast beef). They are even good for dessert as the base for strawberry shortcake.
My family would eat home made biscuits at every meal if I'd cook them that often!
Do you make home made biscuits? If not, will you try it now?