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country biscuits

(14 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Shelia Senghas
Concan, TX

Mom's biscuits and gravy has always been a much-loved tradition in our family. There was a time when Sunday morning would not be Sunday morning without them. Mom does not cook anymore and we do miss those flaky biscuits. I am ashamed to say that at the age of 63, I have never learned to make her biscuits. She recently taught me to make them. So with her instructions and my labor we had biscuits and gravy this morning. After taking a bite, and with a smile on her face, she said, "This biscuit tastes just like my mom made." For me, that was a very good feeling.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice! Super easy to make, these old-fashioned biscuits are a great weekend treat. Crispy outside and flaky inside, we really enjoyed these from-scratch biscuits. They'll be delicious with a pat of butter and some jam for breakfast. Or, smother them in sausage gravy. They can be served at dinner too with a hardy bowl of chili. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(14 ratings)
yield 12 biscuits
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For country biscuits

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    double action baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c

How To Make country biscuits

  • Flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl.
  • Cutting in shortening.
    With a pastry blender or fork (mom uses her fingers), mix in shortening.
  • Ready to pour the milk in.
    Working quickly with a fork, mix in milk.
  • Dough comes together in the bowl.
    The dough should not be sticky. If it is sticky incorporate a little more flour.
  • Flattening the dough with a rolling pin.
    Lay dough on a lightly floured surface and knead about 15 to 20 times. Roll to 3/4 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or a jar opening dipped in flour.
  • Biscuits in a pan with fork pricks.
    Mom said she adds a little melted shortening in the baking pan and lays the biscuit in the oil, then flips it over to lay on the other side in the oil. She likes to place the biscuits close together in the pan. She says it will make softer biscuits and if you want crusty biscuits do not add oil to the pan and place them apart from each other. I was surprised to see her prick each biscuit with a fork. She said it helps the steam escape and will make the biscuit flaky.
  • Country Biscuits baking in the oven.
    Bake in 450-degree oven 15 minutes until or until lightly browned on top.