A biscuit is a fluffy, pillow-like cake with a firm crust and soft interior that can be made using a simple recipe featuring flour, soured milk and a hard fat. They are traditionally served in savory dishes with gravy, or as a light, sweet breakfast with jelly or jam.
Some of the best recipes for biscuits are Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit from MyRecipes, Paula Deen's Biscuits, and Southern Biscuits from the Food Network. The recipes typically call for flour, butter and baking powder.
The recipe for 7-Up biscuits calls for 2 cups of Jiffy or Bisquick baking mix, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of 7-Up soda or other clear carbonated soda, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. Begin by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
The easiest basic biscuits to make are drop biscuits. However, AllRecipes.com also has an easy recipe for cut-out biscuits. Both recipes require around 30 minutes.
To make biscuits, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, shortening, butter and salt together in a large bowl, and mix to combine the ingredients. Place spoonfuls of the dough on a baking pan, and cook at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
One easy dog biscuit recipe comes from dog trainer Cesar Milan's website, and can be customized based on items the dog seems to enjoy. It involves combining seasoning, flour and protein sources in hot water to make a dough. The dough is then cut with a cookie cutter into treats.
One recipe for homemade dog biscuits calls for 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of wheat germ, 1/2 cup of melted bacon fat, one large egg and 1/2 cup of cold water. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees before beginning.
A simple butter biscuit recipe on Food.com calls for basic ingredients such as flour, salt, milk and butter. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and can be tweaked by adding cheese or fresh parsley to the dough.
To prepare an easy chicken and biscuits recipe, mix boneless chunks of chicken breast, vegetables, seasonings and sauce in a skillet, and cook the mixture until it is hot and bubbly. Finally, serve the mixture over freshly made biscuits.
Southern biscuits require self-rising flour, butter and buttermilk. Soft wheat flour provides the best texture for these biscuits. Adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt for each cup of flour and mixing well provides a substitute for all-purpose flour.