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  • Writer's pictureTerri Windover

Gramma's Biscuits

My gramma was the master biscuit maker and as I was going through my piles of old cookbooks, I stumbled across a little hand written paper tucked in one from my Gramma.  She passed away many years ago, but I still have memories of her delicious baking. I wanted to do her justice, so I had to be sure that I knew all of the tips and tricks and could confidently recreate this recipe and help you all with any questions that arise. That takes time.

I have literally made over 10 batches of biscuits in the past 3 weeks. 10 batches, 10 biscuits each. DON'T do the math. Please, don’t do the math. None of the biscuits were bad, just a lot of them weren’t perfect. I wanted perfect.

So, here it is. How to make homemade biscuits.  From me to you. I hope you guys love these just as much as we do.


1 cup flour, plus more as needed

1 cup Bisquick

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

1 cup milk or almond milk

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Add the flour, Bisquick, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine the dry ingredients thoroughly. 3. Add two tablespoons of the butter to the dough and use a spoon to press it into the flour mixture. I find it easiest to smear the butter against the sides of the bowl while working it into the flour. Once the first two tablespoons are completely incorporated, add in the last two tablespoons and repeat the process. 4. Pour in the milk and stir with a spoon until just combined. The dough will likely be too wet. Add in more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is just dry enough to handle. Dough should come away clean from your fingers when you touch it, but stick to your fingers if you pinch it. 5. Dump dough onto a well floured work surface. Sprinkle lightly with flour. 6. Fold dough over on itself three times. 7. Use your hands to pat the dough to 3/4 of an inch high. 8. Cut dough out with biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet. Let sit 5 minutes before baking. 9. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are just beginning to turn golden. Do not overbake these!

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