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Best Darn Biscuits Ever

Updated on August 25, 2017

These are the Best Biscuits I have ever made

Biscuits as we know them are quite different from when they were first prepared.

The word biscuit came from the Latin words bis cotus, meaning twice baked.

The idea of making biscuits began with the Romans.

There are different stories about biscuits. They were called twice baked because they would mix the flour with the liquid and heat it and then take it out and divide it to cook it again.

They were more like a hard cookie but not sweet when they began. Actually they were a food that could travel well and at one time were used by sailors and soldiers for centuries. At the time of Louis XIV, soldiers' biscuits were known as "stone bread."

There also were times when many people would fast for a time. Before the fast they would prepare Biscuit like foods to use up any milk , flour, and butter so as not to waste it before the fast.

Now of course, we tend to like a different type of biscuit, a light a fluffy buttery and sometimes flaky one.

I hope you try my recipe. It also has a history, but I will not bore you with that. I will just say that you really would not believe my very first biscuits!

Best Darn Biscuits Recipe

First you will Need:

2 Cups All purpose, Whole wheat, or Freshly Milled Flour

2 teaspoons "double action" baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

MIX IT ALL TOGETHER...

Then you will need:

2 tablespoons non salted butter (use more if you like buttery flavored biscuits)

Work it into flour mixture with finger tips or fork or pastry cutter ( I use fingers)

Then:

2/3 cup of milk and add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to it...(yes it will curdle)

stir in with a fork...add a little more milk until dough is soft and light but not sticky.

Turn out onto a floured surface and with floured hands kneed about 20 times til smooth

Roll out about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour

Place on cookie sheet

Bake at 400-450 degrees depending on your oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Makes about 8 biscuits

I always double the recipe

So, how about you? Have you made biscuits? Do you think you may try them? I would if I were you, they really are not that difficult.

Do you make Biscuits?

Cook Time

Prep Time: About 10 -15 minutes

Total Time: About 20 - 25 minutes

Serves: Makes about 8 Biscuits

Ingredients

  • As Below

Instructions

  1. First you will Need:
  2. 2 Cups All purpose, Whole wheat, or Freshly Milled Flour
  3. 2 teaspoons "double action" baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  5. MIX IT ALL TOGETHER...
  6. Then you will need:
  7. 2 tablespoons non salted butter (use more if you like buttery flavored biscuits)
  8. Work it into flour mixture with finger tips or fork or pastry cutter ( I use fingers)
  9. Then:
  10. 2/3 cup of milk and add 1 teaspoon vinegar...(yes it will curdle)
  11. stir in with a fork...add a little more milk until dough is soft and light but not sticky.
  12. Turn out onto a floured surface and with floured hands kneed about 20 times til smooth
  13. Roll out about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour
  14. Place on cookie sheet
  15. Bake In preheated oven at 400-450 degrees depending on your oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.
  16. Makes about 8 biscuits
  17. I always double the recipe
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Try these biscuits with my delicious Chicken Pot PIe recipe

You can skip the pie crust and serve the filling over these great biscuits

Yummm.

Did this recipe inspire you to make biscuits?

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      Coffeebreak9am 4 years ago

      @othellos: Thank you, I was excited to finally be able to cook great biscuits. I appreciate your visit.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Delightful lens. Appreciate you sharing the recipe.

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      Coffeebreak9am 5 years ago

      @orange3 lm: Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like them!

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      These look great! Thanks for the recipe.