Butter Biscuits

  

I personally think that every good cook should be able to put good homemade biscuits on the table.  Now that I have said that let me say this.  I don’t think that biscuits are very healthy.  In fact they’re not very healthy at all, but man they are good!  Every so often you just have to have one or maybe two.  Last winter I made these buttermilk biscuits that were divine and in the fall I made these that are my old standby.  Well, I took my old standby and changed it up a bit.  These little bites of buttery goodness are easy to put together and good enough to serve at a dinner party.  Don’t confuse them with the butter muffins made with butter and sour cream.   

Making biscuits is an art, but I know it can be done!  I teach about one hundred and twenty teens to make them every year.  It takes three or four times before you get a feel for the dough so don’t give up.  For those of you that make biscuits you should try this recipe.  Really!  They will melt in your mouth.  Just remember they are better right out of the oven and not so good the next day.  

Here are the step by step directions to help you get these bits of butter on your table.  

Start with 2 cups of White Lily self rising flour and use a pastry blender to cut 2 tablespoons of Crisco into the flour until it is the size of peas.  

  

Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture.  

  

Add 2/3 cup of milk.  

  

Stir dough until it cleans the sides of the bowl.  

  

Place dough on a floured surface.  Sift a little flour on top of the dough to keep from being too sticky and flour both hands.  Knead the dough with the hands.  This means to fold  the dough in half about 4 times.  Notice the folds in the next photo.  

  

In the meantime, melt 1/2 stick of butter in an 8 in. or  9 in. square pan .  Press the dough with the hands until it is the same size as the pan.  

  

Cut dough into quarters.  

  

Then each quarter into four strips.  

Dip each strip into the melted butter that is in the bottom of the pan.  The dough will be handled less if the top is dipped first. Turn the strip over and place in the pan close together.  

  

Bake for 10 minutes in a 500 degree oven. Here they are right out of the oven.  

    

  

Butter Biscuits  

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  Put rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Melt butter in an 8 or nine-inch square pan.  Watch carefully if you are melting in the oven. 
  3. Cut Crisco into flour with a pastry blender until it is the size of small peas.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour and Crisco mixture.
  5. Pour 2/3 cup of milk.
  6. Stir with a fork until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl.
  7. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Knead the dough about four times until smooth and spongy feeling.
  9. Press dough out with the hands until it is the same size as the pan.
  10. Cut into fourths. Then cut each fourth into four strips.
  11. Very carefully turn each strip over and dip  the tops into butter and place the bottom in the pan.  This will decrease the number of times you handle the dough.
  12. Place them into the pan close together.
  13. Bake for about 10 minutes or until nicely browned.

Yields 16 pieces of buttery goodness  

Here is what my wonderful students did the first time making this recipe.   I demonstrated my old standby as well as the butter biscuits.  They could choose between the two.    I was very impressed and I think that you will be ,too.  

1st Block Kitchen 1

 

1st block Kitchen 2

 

1st Block Kitchen 3

 

1st Block Kitchen 4

 

1st Block Kitchen 4

 

1st Block Kitchen 6

 

2nd Block Kitchen 1

 

2nd Block Kitchen 2

 

2nd Block Kitchen 3

 

2nd Block Kitchen 4

 

2nd Block Kitchen 5

 

2nd Block Kitchen 6

 

Happy Cooking,  

The Teacher Cooks

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56 Comments

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56 responses to “Butter Biscuits

  1. Adorable. I cannot wait to show my students. Great ideas for me, too…. we always do a biscuit unit… plain, then cheese, then add herbs… then do a design your own (play with your food within these guidelines) . SO much fun!:)
    Valerie

  2. The kids did a super job, Wanda. And I really like your biscuit “sticks”. I always do the round ones. I’ll try your shape the next time. (I don’t make them very often now, but nothing is better than a hot fluffy biscuit!)
    My dad adored them…he would have them for any meal with butter and syrup. I know they aren’t good for you, but he ate them a lot and lived to the age of 94.

  3. Liz Second block

    Kitchen 5 biscuits were so good. I am so proud of our group.

  4. Dale (liz's mom)

    Liz and her group in second block / kitchen 5.

    Their biscuits and plate presentation look beautiful.

    Dale Milan

  5. Ignacio

    Mi nina es en tu segundo clase/La cocina cinco. La plata es muy bonita con la comida que preparen ellos.

  6. patrick (liz 2 nd block brother)

    liz and her group did a good job.
    I can’t wait for her to make them at home

  7. joelle (liz 2 nd block brother)

    good job liz and her group!
    now she can start making us breakfast on saturdays.

  8. Mandi 1st block.

    These tasted really good; I think that my group did a good job!

  9. Alexis D. 1st

    These biscuits tasted really good and I think it is pretty cool that you can make regular biscuits in a different way. These were really fun to make!

  10. megan w

    the butter biscuits were definitely my favorite. i learned how to clean the sides of the bowl when mixing the dough.

  11. Kamron Munch

    I learned that if you brush some melted butter onto the biscuits before you put them in the oven it gives them a nice brown color on top.

  12. Kayla Daniels

    I learn how to pour milk in the center of the bowl.

  13. Ladd Morgan 1st

    I never knew that the type and brand of flour used to make the biscuits made such a big deal in the end result.

  14. Jessica Turner

    I didnt know that you could cook the butter in with the biscuits.

  15. Haley VanHoose

    Our group made the butter buscuits. They were so delicious and so very easy to make. I’m definatley gonna make them at home!

  16. Ethan Way 1st

    The biscuits look really great but i didnt know that you had to to did them in butter.

  17. Jonathan 1st

    the dipping of the biscuit sticks in butter was hard

  18. KatyB1stBlock

    I had never cut in dough before so I learned how to do it.

  19. Brittanyj

    These were really easy to make, but we had a little too much butter, but still tasted good.

  20. Savoi 2nd

    I learned that you have to grease the pan so the biscuits won’t stick.

  21. Jenna Hanson 2nd block

    The butter biscuits we made tasted amazing. I learned that you have to use alot of flour when kneading the dough or else it will be too sticky.

  22. jasmine mccoy

    i learned that you have to melt the butter then get it all over both sides of the biscuits

  23. Adam

    I still didn’t get to knead the dough but Idid learn how to correctly butter them in the pan.

  24. shiya "the cookinqq monstah"hargrow

    i didnt know that you could cut biscuit dough and make it look like bread stick i have had biscuits that look like that before.

  25. Le'Keitha Combs

    The butter biscuits came out very nice and fluffy and they tasted so good. To me they looked like cake but had that butter flavor in the middle. I didn’t know there are many ways to cut biscuits

  26. Kaytlyn 2nd

    I learned that making a well in the middle if the flour well pull everything together!

  27. olivia jarriel

    I learned that White Lily self rising flour is the best to use when making biscuits.

  28. Thomas Harris

    I didnt know that you should put flour on your hands before you you kneed the dough so it wont stick

  29. Chase DuCharme

    I learned the propper way to knead dought.

  30. Myah Edwards

    I learned that your not supposed to handle the dough alot when making the bisquits. I liked the butter bisquits the best.

  31. Jamal 2nd pd

    I learned that you need to put flour on your hands so the dough wont stick

  32. kelsey

    i learned if you spread butter on the top of the biscuits before putting them in the oven it gives them a brown look

  33. Abigail Kremer

    These were really good! I didn’t realize you could cook them in butter, without them getting soggy.

  34. Kateca F

    I finally learned how to knead dough after waiting for years to try.

  35. Kristin

    I learned that the dough is really sticky so you have to knead it.

  36. Nicole

    I learned how to knead the dough and then I learned that you have to make a well in the center of the flour before you pour the milk into it.

  37. avery 1

    The buttered biscuits were my favorite but it seems like they are more difficult to make then the regular ones.

  38. Heather (:

    When we made the biscuit the group volunteered me to kneed the dough and i thought that this would be a difficult job, but to my surprise it was actually kinda easy!

  39. Taryn 1st

    I learned that the butter biscuit wasn’t that hard to make.

  40. Rachel Carvalho

    I learned that if you don’t space the busicuits just right, it could be disaster!

  41. Bethanie1st

    I learned how to knead the dough.

  42. KhaMaria Jones

    I learned how to make two different type of biscuits.

  43. Mariama

    Even though I wasnt present to make these biscuits the demo was quite insightful and my group, kitchen four, seems to have done a wonderful job. I never knew biscuits could be square but its a wonderful recipe when you dont have a biscuit cutter!

  44. Lucinda H.

    Before I saw the demo for this lab I never realized how inexpensive it is to make biscuits. Most of the time I buy them at the store but now I’ll try to make some at home.

  45. Jessica Headen

    I didn’t know that putting buttter at the pottom of the pan would make the biscuits so good. I really liked them.

  46. Slatedawgykins

    I never knew that the type and brand of flour used to make the biscuits made such a big deal in the end!

  47. Leka Labat

    I learned how to make a well in the center of the flour before you pour the milk into it.

  48. Mallori M.

    Those butter biscuits tasted absolutly amazing, i learned not to use the right size pan when making these. They were extra buttery just the way i like them (:

  49. alaina blackstock 2nd

    i learned that you use crisco to butter the bottom of the pan.

  50. Daniel Vin5on

    i learned that white lily flour gives biscuits a better taste

  51. Austin Whiteley

    Kneading the dough was a fun experience! even though we did it too much! :/

  52. jermaine love

    Where do i start well i learn you can make different types of buscuits and i thought you could use water but i guess milk will do so that some else i learned

  53. miya dixon

    This was so much fun to make .it was a quick thing to bake.

  54. denisse 2nd

    i learned that if the pan is a little dark the butter will couse come of the stains to come loose and that is why our biscuits did not look as good as they tasted!.

  55. Mallori

    i learned you use crisco instead of butter to butter the pan

  56. Lindsey S.

    Learned how to cut dough.

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