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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Homemade Freezer Biscuits: Make Your Own Monday #32


There is a product in the freezer section that comes in a blue bag with a little dough man on the front.  They are ready to bake biscuits.  I have tried them and they are mighty convenient for a quick breakfast or dinner.  A bag of ten biscuits retails for approximately $3.09.  Do you know how much cheaper it is to make your own???  The following recipe made two bags of 13 biscuits each...for a lot less than retail.



Freezer Biscuits
5 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup shortening, butter or a combo of both
1 envelope yeast
2 Tbsp warm water
2 cups buttermilk
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients.  Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse sand.  Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.  Add both the yeast water and the buttermilk to the flour.   Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and feels elastic.  Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut into circles and lay on a cookie sheet.  


Freeze until hard and then place into a freezer container.   To use: bake at a preheated 425 degrees until tops are light brown...about 15 minutes.  You can bake these either frozen or unfrozen.  If you let them thaw, they will rise a bit because of the yeast.  


29 comments:

baking.serendipity said...

Yum! I would love to have biscuits on hand all the time. What a great recipe! Definitely giving this one a shot soon :)

Jan said...

These sound really good. Do you thaw them first before you bake them or can you bake them when they are still frozen?

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well you talked me into it! I'm making these this week. They sound wonderful and such a great idea! Thanks.

Hugs,
joanne

K....mom said...

they're 3.69 at my store and I buy 4 a month. THANK YOU!

Monet said...

It is amazing how much money you can save by making things like biscuits or bread at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe and idea! I have a bunch of boys (Ryan's brothers) that adore biscuits and would be thrilled if I could pull some out when they popped in!

Domestic Nerd said...

Great idea!! We usually make donuts out of the canned biscuits, I wonder if they'll work with your recipe? I guess I'll have to make a batch to find out :)

alessandra said...

Mmmmm they sound delicious and easy.

Quit Eating Out said...

Biscuits are one the best things on earth! Love this recipe!!!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Brilliant idea! I would guess this would eliminate some yucky chemicals as well!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

My dear you do the BEST things. What a GREAT idea to have them in the freezer.

iwantthepie said...

Great idea! I never considered freezing the dough. Thanks!

katerina said...

Biscuits are always welcome in our house. I am so happy you shared this recipe with us!

Emily Malloy said...

I adore this! Such a smart idea!!

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love it and will try this too!

danasfoodforthought said...

Having homemade biscuits on hand at all times could be a problem! LOL I would eat so many of these. Yum!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

How cool! I've never tried to freeze biscuits prior to baking. Sweet! :D

Sue said...

How nice! Homemade at the ready anytime! These look better than the original, and I'm sure they are:)

Cori said...

LOVE biscuits! Thanks for teh recipe!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Not only would these be cheaper, but I'll bet they taste ten times better!

julie said...

Thank you for this! I'm always looking for tasty quick bread recipes to make. Thanks for sharing this!

Heather said...

thank you so much for this-- i've been looking for a good biscuit recipe! yum!

Joseph's Grainery Recipes said...

I wonder if they'll work with some whole wheat flour....I'll have to give it a try!

The Mom Chef said...

I'm sold. This way I don't have to worry about ingredients I can't pronounce in the biscuits. Thanks for passing the recipe along!

JillyAn said...

Really nice alternative to those extremely unhealthy prepackaged frozen biscuits Kristin. I could never have a bag of thse around because my husband would want them every morning and he doesn't need them!

Diane said...

So thrilled that you posted this recipe. We love freezer biscuits and was just discussing that I needed to find a recipe to freeze. Thanks so much.
Blessings
Diane

rainbowcreek said...

This is definitely going on my to do list. We love to have fresh baked biscuits with dinner, and I prefer made from scratch so I know what exactly is in them. I like the idea of making and freezing so I don't have to dirty extra dishes for a fresh batch at a time. Thanks! Really enjoy your blog!

Cookin' Mama said...

What a great idea! Thanks for posting the recipe and method... will definitely have to try this VERY soon:)

Andrea said...

I just wanted to let you know that I found this recipe on Pinterest recently and just made them this evening! I can't wait to try them over the weekend! Thank you for sharing your recipe. :-) I was SO surprised at how easy the dough was to work with, I had never made biscuits before, even though I've made a ton of breads.

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

can't believe I'm just finding this now, love it! Time to stock up the freezer!

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