Biiiiiiiiiis Kiiiiiiiiits


I made biscuits. From scratch. Me, all by myself…okay with the help of a Paula Deen recipe but my execution was perfect for once.

Here’s the story.

Once upon a time I went to Publix. Although I knew better, I went without a grocery list and as usual I forgot many things to include bread, Ritz crackers and biscuits. Instead of rushing out in the dreary and rainy weather I thought for sure that I might have all of the ingredients on hand to make homemade biscuits after my attempt at making those nasty cupcakes over Christmas. Well call me Suzie Homemaker I had all of the ingredients..barely, but I had them.

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I started off by cubing the butter..at least this is my take on it.

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Then it said something about cutting the butter into the flour mixture. Cutting? *blank stare* I translated that to mean mash, so that’s what I did.

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Since I never have proper utensils I settled on using my cutting board to roll out the dough. “Roll out” to be taken lightly seeing I have no rolling pin and instead flattened it with my hand.

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Next I had to cut out the biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Please no shade or laughter at my biscuit cutter.

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The recipe stated to butter the pan. Instead I used Baker’s Joy

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My oven has been known to sabotage me and thwart my efforts at being great in the kitchen so while the recipe called for 12 minutes I started off at 8 min and they were ready in 10.

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Yahhh!!! I did it. If you try this recipe, note that it says it yields 3 dozen and I only got a dozen because I wanted them thick. Ow!!!

What are you good at making from scratch?

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28 Comments

    1. Man, I saw that attachment on TV that you hook up to the Kitchen Aid mixer that allows you to make pasta and I was intrigued. Unfortunately with my lack luster skills I don’t think the cost of a Kitchen Aid is justifiable at this time or by the end of the year!!

      Cut a biscuit…have a drink. It was all in the plan!

  1. Awesome job! No laughing at the biscuit cutter here–that’s called inovation. Great way to use the things you have to get things done. Home made food always taste better than store bought. I make a lot of stuff from scratch, right now I’m trying to perfect black and white cookies.
    KalleyC recently posted..Year of the Dragon

  2. Looks very appetizing. How was the outcome? Were you able to get the taste you wanted? I will try to make some cookies myself too.

    Thanks for the link with the recipe! Keep creating stuff on your own!

    -Loremie
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  3. I love how much you improvised when you didn’t have the right equipment…story of my life! The only baked good I have ever made from scratch is a pineapple upside down cake, and it turned out well. I guess practice makes perfect!
    TheProDiva recently posted..Martini Thursday!!!

  4. You are fancy with the biscuit cutter! Those biscuts looked so good, I’m ready for lunch RIGHT NOW!!!! You made it look easy too. I will have to put this on my list to try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cool, Mimi! There ain’t a thing wrong with your biscuit cutter. You think our grandmamas used “biscuit cutters?” Girl, please.

    Don’t feel bad — I didn’t own a rolling pin until a couple of months ago. Still haven’t used it.

    I’m not domestic, but I can make a mean pound cake from extremely simple ingredients (some that I bet you have in your house — no Publix trip needed).

    Thanks for the fun post!
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  6. hahaha! Love this! Actually, back in the day, our grandmas used a glass from the cupboard to cut the “biiiskitts” too. Also, I have an extra rolling pin you can have if we ever make good on our promises to link up!

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