Unlikely Martha

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.


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


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.


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.



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


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



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.


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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    January 26, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Great job and I love how you improvised when necessary. I love cooking from scratch. It takes time but it taste so much better.
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      January 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Yes! Tasted so much better than any of the ones in the can. I am definitely going to make these again. It wasn’t that much work.

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    January 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I am totally laughing at the biscuit cutter…… Ok I am done laughing great job. By the end of the year you will be making pasta from scratch.
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      January 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

      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!

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    January 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I’m thinking there should be a taste testing sometime soon….I’m requesting the chocolate chip oreo cookie.

    Thanks in advance…. 🙂
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      January 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Lawd. Let me try them out first, then I’ll send a batch right over!

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    Baby Shopaholic
    January 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I can make cheese cake from scratch… I dont make the crust, so does that count?

    Good Job on the biscuits!
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    Sha Boogie
    January 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Good job! I made biscuits too this weekend, but they were “drop biscuits” and I just needed to spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet.
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    January 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

    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.
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Good job – you’re so resourceful! LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade biscuits! My fave recipe mixes in heavy cream. With cheesy scrambled eggs and bacon it’s the perfect breakfast!
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Yay!!!! I’m proud of you!

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    Loremie O.
    January 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    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!

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    January 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I am cracking up at your improvising!! I LOVE it! Work it out, girl. Keep it up, domestic diva! 🙂
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    Rose's Daughter
    January 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    WORK IT! You are a domestic DIVA!
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Reading this post, I could almost smell my grandma bissskiiiits cooking. lol
    And btw I didn’t think anything of the glass until I read the comments….that is how I roll too.
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    Prototype Mama
    January 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Look at you getting all domestic 😉 the biscuits look tasty and I know they have to be because Paula Deen don’t play!!! I’m famous for my homemade chicken enchiladas with handmade tortillas and homemade chicken noodle soup ( my godmother was Mexican so I can throw down when it comes to Mexican food!)
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Great job! I did have to laugh at your cookie cutter :), but great way to improvise! Now I don’t have to go out and buy a cookie cutter when I try this recipe! lol! Thanks for the idea and for sharing the recipe!
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    Eboni Ife'
    January 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Giiiirrl, biscuits are hard to make! Good job! I don’t even try. I just go to Cracker Barrel LOL!!!!
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    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!
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    January 27, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I still love Paula Deens recipes just have to use in moderation.
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    The Mrs
    January 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

    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.

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      January 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Girl, I am so bootleg!! I had to get it done. Resourceful is what I like to call it! Thank you for stopping by!

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    January 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Great job on the biscuits!!
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    January 29, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Love Paula! She has some of the best recipes. Glad they turned out great because I hear biscuits from scratch are either a hit or miss. Sounds like you had a hit.
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    January 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    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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    January 30, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Your biscuits came out great! Clever idea to use the glass as a cutter! One day I hope to master the art of biscuit making!
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    Mrs. Delightful
    February 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    You did an amazing job!!!! I want some :)…

    I’m good at making homemade banana bread and pancakes.

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    October 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    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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