Biscuit Recipe For Dummies
Yield: 8 biscuits
- 2 1/2 cups baking mix (Bisquick brand is popular but you can use your favorite)
- 1 cup milk, more or less (you can substitute a 50/50 mix of milk and heavy cream for very moist biscuits)
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place baking mix in a large bowl and slowly add milk while stirring.
3. When the mix forms a tacky dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl, roll out dough on a flat, floured surface. The dough should be shiny and "stick to your fingers" tacky. It should not be crumbly dry or have liquid milk in bottom of the bowl. You may need more or less than the 1 cup of milk.
4. Roll out dough to about 1 inch thickness and cut our biscuits with a 2 inch biscuit cutter.
5. If you have parchment paper, line a cookie sheet with the paper. If not, just use an ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Place the cut out biscuits on the cookie sheet with sides just barely touching. Use a finger to make a slight dimple in the center of the top of each biscuit. Place the biscuits in the pre-heated oven.
7. Bake until the tops turn brown (8-12 minutes). See note below.
Note: The pan used to cook the biscuits can vary the baking time required. Dark color pans tend to cook faster than light color pans. Also non-stick coating vs. no coating can vary the time.
The solution is to check the bottom of the biscuits after about 8-10 minutes. If the bottoms are starting to burn before the tops are brown, turn the oven setting to broil but leave the oven door open. Watch the biscuits until the tops are brown then remove from oven. DO NOT WALK AWAY with broiler on. The biscuits will burn very quickly if not watched.