Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Fresh Biscuits From The Freezer
After trying Pillsbury's frozen biscuits, I really wanted to try freezing my own homemade biscuits for my own homemade convenience food!
About a year later, I have finally gotten around to trying this and it worked! It's so easy to simply make a batch or two extra when I'm making biscuits anyways and freeze the extras. They are wonderful to have ready for a quick addition to a meal.
I will include my favorite biscuit recipe here if you need a recipe to try. You can try using your own favorite recipe as well.
What I did was mix, roll out and cut the biscuit dough as usual. Instead of baking right away, I placed each unbaked biscuit on a wax paper-lined pan.
I covered it and let it freeze until solid. Then I transferred the biscuits to a ziploc bag with baking instructions printed on.
To bake, remove from freezer(heehee)and place on baking sheet. Let come to room temperature and then bake as directed. I tried putting them in the oven completely frozen but,in my opinion, they didn't bake as well that way(burnt on the bottom and doughy on the inside).
We love these!
Here's our favorite biscuit recipe compliments of my mom who has made these for years!
Mom's Cloud Biscuits
2 cups flour(I use unbleached white flour)
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup milk
Mix dry ingredients, cut in butter until crumbs are coarse. Combine egg and milk. Add to other mixture all at once. Stir with fork until dough follows fork. Turn out on floured board and knead 20 strokes. Roll out to 3/4" thick. Cut out with cutter.( We've always used the top of a drinking glass that's been dipped in a little flour!)Bake on ungreased sheet at 450 degrees for 10-14 minutes. Makes about 12 biscuits.
Serve warm with butter and honey or gravy or strawberries and whipped cream!