A true southern girl learns to make homemade biscuits. Although I’m more of a northeastern city girl, I sometimes put on my southern charm and make some delicious southern inspired food like my corn bread stuffing. Because my family loves fluffy biscuits, I decided I had to learn how to make homemade biscuits.
When I was a young bride, I registered for my wedding china at Dillard’s. They gave me a book which was more like a bible for the young bride that included everything from how to choose the right linens, preparing your home for guests, to classic recipes like this one for cloud biscuits. I referred to that manual for a lot of things in my early days as a young bride but it took me a few years to try the biscuit recipe. The very idea of baking biscuits intimidated me. Seemed complicated and so hard. Would they be fluffy, flaky, or even good? Little did I know making biscuits were much easier than I thought, and fast.
If you’re looking for an easy to make biscuit recipe, I definitely recommend trying this one.
Easy Homemade Biscuits Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups light baking Self-Rising Flour
- 1/2 cup Crisco® butter flavored Shortening
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
- Add Shortening using the pastry attachment on your kitchen-aid or other mixer.
- Combine egg and milk together. Whisk lightly.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and blend until flour is all wet.
- Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface. Tip, use a large pizza or baking pan like the one pictured for easy clean-up. Use a glass to cut biscuits.
- Brush melted butter over biscuits. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
Enjoy with butter, honey, or your favorite jam. Save extra biscuits for bacon, egg and cheese biscuits tomorrow. 🙂