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9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits is a great start for you to learn how. Read on to find out how to achieve this goal! You can do this!
Making homemade biscuits takes me back to my childhood days. I remember my mom fixing homemade biscuits on the weekends when I was a little girl. We couldn’t wait for her to get the dough mixed up and the biscuits cut out and put in the pan and into the oven. I swear I can smell them cooking now!
She would put real butter inside those delicious biscuits. After the butter was all melted, then she would call us to eat breakfast and we would put grape jelly, apple butter, or apple jelly inside those b-i-s-c-u-i-t-s and honey we would eat like we had right mind!! Of course, we had to have bacon or sausage to go with the biscuits as well. 🤤 Ok, back to reality!
Now that I have you nice and hungry…
I am going to share with you “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits.”
Baking biscuits is quite easy and doesn’t take much time. As a Southern girl, I love my bread and sweets! You know, it’s a Southern Thang, Ya’ll.
To make all the sweet and savory goodness possible, we need some tools that are excellent quality and that will last a long time. A heavy-duty stand mixer makes all the difference when baking delicious homemade biscuits. I know they can be expensive, but they are worth their weight in gold.
Of course, if you prefer you can do like I used to do and mix everything up with your hands. That’s what my oldest granddaughter loves to do (she just turned 11). She says she likes to get her hands in there and mix it up good. I used to, but my hands won’t let me do that anymore. ☹️
NOTE: Download and enjoy my Southern Buttermilk Biscuits at the end of this post!
1. Tools for Baking Biscuits
As I have said before I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. For me it is a life saver and time saver. When I make my biscuits, I also use a “dough blender” before I use my dough hook on my KitchenAid. This helps to get the butter flavored Crisco mixed into the flour before I add the other ingredients.
2. The Dough Blender
The Dough Blender is excellent for blending Crisco sticks or butter into your dough before using your dough hook on your stand mixer. I have a dough blender that I really love. It is old and I bought it at an antique store close to me for about $1.50 a couple of years ago. You can use a fork to do this, but personally, I like the dough blender better. You won’t have to work as hard to get the job done.
3. Get Yo Self a Good Biscuit Recipe
Get yourself a good recipe for biscuits. This is an especially crucial step to baking delicious soft and flakey biscuits. I have your back on this one as well. I have a recipe that is soooo good for my delicious biscuit recipe that you can download for free at the end of this post. This is the only recipe you will ever need! 🤤
4. Follow the Recipe
I know I have said this before and I am saying it again, follow the recipe! It is the most major step of all. If you take this one simple step, it will save you a lot of time and money and you will go on to be a wonderful baker with any dish you want to create.
5. Gather the Ingredients
Get your White Lily Self-Rising Unbleached Flour, (or whatever flour you use), Butter Flavored Crisco Stick(s), Whole Buttermilk, and real butter to melt and put on top of biscuits and inside of them.
6. Measure the Ingredients
It’s better to go ahead and measure out everything before you start the mixing process. This helps to save you time and ensures that you are following the recipe correctly and make mistakes less likely to happen. Trust me, once you start doing this process, it will become second nature to you, and you will be glad that you did.
7. Mixing Everything Together
Now comes the best part, mixing it all together one ingredient at a time. First, you want to pour the measured out White Lily Self-Rising Unbleached flour into your mixing bowl, Second, add the butter flavored Crisco, now take a dough blender, and mix it into the flour until it’s crumbly. Doing this before using a mixer will help it to mix up better. Third, add the whole buttermilk and mix until well incorporated. This is where I like to use my KitchenAid mixer with dough hook attachment, especially if I am fixing a lot of biscuits.
8. Roll the Dough and Cut it Out
Now that you have everything all mixed up it’s time to roll out the dough and cut it with a biscuit cutter. Once you get the dough all rolled out and the biscuits cut out, it’s time to spray Pam cooking spray or Baker’s Joy cooking spray on the iron skillet. Pre-heat your oven from 450 degrees F. to 500 degrees F. Now place the biscuits in the iron skillet of your choice and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Once they are done butter the biscuits and add jelly, apple butter or whatever you like. Enjoy!
9. Get an Iron Skillet
You must have an iron skillet if you want your biscuits to be soft and fluffy. I have several iron skillets of assorted sizes and I have a couple of Dutch ovens too. If you like, you can purchase these at an antique store. In fact, some of the iron skillets I have purchased at my local antique store. You can buy a set as well.
Conclusion to my “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits“
It has been my pleasure to draft this article for you and I hope you enjoyed it. If you follow these five simple steps, you will be on your way to knowing “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits.”
I will be honest with you, it may take you a few times to make these, but PLEASE don’t be discouraged and give up! You know the old saying “Practice makes perfect” and there is a lot of truth to this statement.
Tips from Nana’s Kitchen
Tip #1 If your dough is a little sticky, (and it will be) put a little flour on your hands and that will keep it from sticking to you. Also, if you opt to roll them out, you will need to dust your surface with a little flour as well and put some on your rolling pin.
Tip #2 The less you handle your biscuit dough the lighter and flakier your biscuits will be.
FYI: The most expensive thing you will buy is going to be the stand mixer, but if you are just starting out, get one that will fit your budget and your needs. I started out with a Black and Decker handheld mixer. It was good for me at the time and then I decided I wanted a KitchenAid, so I got it.
Always do what is best for you and suits your needs! If you don’t want a complete set of Iron skillets, go to an Antique store, and get the size that best suits you. Most of all enjoy baking. You are going to make mistakes, so what? I’ve been baking for 47 years and still mess up. Use the mistakes as learning tools and keep on baking! 😉
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