Baking Biscuits: Tips and Tricks

| 4/8/2014 9:10:00 AM

April FreemanI’ve had plenty of people ask me how to make good biscuits.

My answer is usually something like this: “Make lots of lousy biscuits.”

Seriously. To get the knack for making biscuits, you just have to do it over and over. You’ll make several batches of really terrible biscuits. Then, it’ll be lots and lots of mediocre biscuits. Eventually, you’ll get the hang of it, and your biscuits will be decent.

Keep at it for several years after that and you will make superb biscuits.

It took me about 10 years to perfect my biscuit recipe. At first, my family ate some really terrible biscuits. For awhile, I gave up and just bought canned or frozen biscuits. However, as our family grew, I figured that I needed to learn to bake them from scratch. Otherwise, there were just never enough to go around.

Biscuits in the Oven

4/9/2014 3:17:20 PM

April, biscuits are one of my favorite foods. Just as you say they take practice. I've not tried to make them from scratch although my daughter would say that popping the tube and baking them in the oven are home made biscuits. It's amazing just how far the reasoning has strayed away from ingredient mixing baking. ***** Have a great biscuit baking day.

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