Homemade Scratch Biscuits– they are little bites of manna–straight from heaven!
From Scratch Biscuits are so simple to make up quickly. Really.
Grab your ingredients and let’s make up a batch!
Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Butter & Milk
So grab a bowl, dump in 3 cups of kosher flour (I LOVE Wheat Montana Flours) I use the “White” in the blue bag for my biscuits, a dash of sea salt, and a heaping teaspoon of Baking Powder; mix. Now take one stick (1/2 cup) of butter, cut it up in small pieces and toss in your bowl. Next add in 1 cup of milk (goat, cow, half and half–whatever you like), start stirring and then to get a good mix on your dough and get the butter mixed in good– use your hands to finish off your mixing of the dough. Don’t over mix– just til the butter is worked in a little–it will be lumpy and rough looking. 😉
To cut your biscuits you can roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut. You can use the ‘tea towel’ method – put your dough in the tea towel, and flatten by hand; then cut. Or as I often do–a combo of the 2 (depending on whether or not I can find a nice clean tea towel!) I will just plop my dough on the lightly floured countertop and flatten out by hand and cut.
Place cut biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 5-10 minutes in an electric oven or about 10 minutes in my Kitchen Queen at a temp reading of about 300. I truly love cooking in my wood cook stove oven over the electric, ESPECIALLY for baked breads and biscuits!
Enjoy– these are so good, hot out of the oven with butter and blackberry jam…!
Perfect with a hot bubbly stew, soup or…. well, anything. They are just dern good.