Fresh or Freezer Biscuits
I have always known that biscuits are really not that
difficult to make from scratch and that they are quite fast and
cheap too. Therefore, I am ashamed to admit that I have
relied on what my family calls “pop” biscuits for the
past 16 years of my marriage. They too are fast,
have multi-uses and in the past, were cheap.
In the most recent, they have climbed in price and as I
try to cut the preservatives, and pre-prepared foods out
of my family’s diet, my pop biscuit habit needed to be addressed.
I was attracted to this recipe due to the fact that it was freezable!
Ahh the convenience of of the pop biscuit but even better
because I can make as many or as little as I would like.
4 C flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 C butter
16oz sour cream
3-5 tsp water
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl or your food processor.
If using food processor, pulse until butter is small and well blended pieces or
cut in butter by hand using a pastry cutter.
Add in the sour cream and water and mix well.
Pulse again until well mixed. Add more water if it is too dry (just a little at a time.)
Knead a few times on the counter and roll out to 1 inch thick
Use a biscuit cutter to cut or dip a drinking glass into flour and cut.
*** See below for some fun ideas other than traditional round biscuits***
Freeze individually on a cookie sheet.
After they are frozen, place in a freezer bag to store.
Use as needed. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 for 15-17 minutes or until top is golden.
Twice during the baking process baste the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
I love baking with my three year old Son. He is really learning a lot and
I am finding there are very few meals he can not help me in some way.
The following idea came directly from one of his suggestions.
*Valentines Day Tip: Biscuits and gravy make a great breakfast in bed idea!
My son and I were making up some biscuits and he asked if we could make
stars like we did at Christmas time with our sugar cookies. Then
the thought occurred to me ! Hearts! Hearts for a Valentines day
breakfast. You can try blueberries, strawberries and cream on top
of the stars instead of gravy for the 4th of July!
I think they turned out great and my son loved them too!
MMMM Scrambled eggs fresh fruit and some fun biscuits and gravy!
Now, where is my Bed?
**** Opinion on Freezer version. I did not find that I got the same beautiful
results from my frozen biscuits as I did when they were fresh.
The taste was there, but not the fluffiness. So what I suggest is
letting your biscuits thaw first before baking!