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One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Homemade Biscuits ~ From the Family Cookbook

We've been using this recipe for years.  I like the  fact that it's basic, similar to what the Pioneers used.  I can use milk from my goats or future cow, and I can make my own butter from cream.  These are delicious with buttermilk also. 

Homemade Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold butter
3/4 cup cold milk or cold buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Cut butter into the dry mixture until is resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in cold milk with a fork until dough forms a ball. 

Rub olive oil into your hands, and then knead the dough 5-6 times on a floured surface, or pastry cloth.

Roll dough into about a 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a 3 inch biscuit cutter.  Place them on an ungreased baking sheet.  

Bake for 10-11 minutes at 450°F. or until golden brown.
Tip:  Use a heart shaped cookie cutter for a fun Valentine's Day breakfast or dinner.  

This recipe is perfect for Biscuits and Gravy.


Bren said...

thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Well Hello There...I popped on over from Mary Janes Farm family and wanted to drop a little note and say hey---love your little part of the blog world here! Wish I could knit...will try your biscuit recipe--or at least have my daughter give it a whirl! Will give an attempt at some nifty pitcher/glass/ food covers at some point as well! Enjoy the day...

Kristina said...

Hello Donna, thanks for visiting.

Unknown said...

The best bicuits I ever had, easy to make! Great texture and flaky!Thank you so much!!!

Katie said...

This was the best recipe I've made to date. I've been searching for a good one for years. I'm excited that I can stop searching.

Katie said...

I've been searching years for a good biscuit recipe. I've finally found it. Yay! Question though. I only got 7 biscuits out of this. Is that about right?

Kristina said...

I do have to double the recipe for my own family.

Faith said...

Thank you for the recipe. I have added baking powder to mine only 1 tsp. The recipe on the flour bag doesn't call for it at all. Yours look so fluffy. I like that this is a Pioneer method, I like all things pioneer. Thank you for sharing.

Kristina said...

You are welcome Faith.

Faith said...

sausage biscuits and gravy for for supper, I'm using your recipe. I am looking forward to hopefully taller biscuits. That 1tbs of BP should do the trick. :)

Kristina said...

Thanks Faith, let me know how yours turn out.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

I've made these before many times and they are really delicious!