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No More Biscuits in a Can!: Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

For years I have slaved over a hot oven making canned refrigerated biscuits! I spent so much time twisting open the cardboard can waiting for the pop sound telling me I am ten minutes closer to somewhat satisfying, perfectly round biscuits. After today that hard work is over! I finally took the time to make homemade biscuits and found out that they are so simple and way more delicious. I literally took about twelve minutes making the biscuits from scratch and another ten minutes baking them. That’s it!

These biscuits are so simple yet they are so crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. The recipe is also full of ingredients I am going to bet you have in your pantry right now. So, take about 20 minutes out of your day and give in to piping hot, flaky biscuits!

Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Makes 6 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour (All Purpose)
  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Cold butter, diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 Cup Cold milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, fork, or two knives, cut butter and shortening into the flour until the mixture looks like coarse crumbles.
  4. Add milk gradually until hard dough forms. The dough should not be sticky.
  5. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead for about 20 seconds. Using a rolling pin, lightly roll into a 1/2 inch or slightly higher circle. This takes about 15 seconds. Do not roll too thin.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter or top of round glass, cut dough into biscuits. Place biscuits on an ungreased sheet pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
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