Thursday, January 08, 2015

Melt In Your Mouth Biscuits

Mmmm... I love a good, flaky, and moist biscuit with homemade raspberry jam.
These biscuits are the perfect treat to enjoy on a restful Saturday morning.



So here's the thing. . .I don't like making biscuits. . .at all!
But then I found this delicious and easy recipe :)
To be honest, I have never been good at making biscuits.
You'd think they would be easy since it's just flour, shortening, and a few other ingredients,
but my issue is the rolling out of the dough - mine tend to turn out tough. . .really tough.
I guess I should be sifting my flour to make them softer, but. . .that would take extra time :)


The best part about this biscuit recipe is that they are drop biscuits
so that means no rolling out of the dough for me - yippee! 
And like I said, they are amazingly delicious and flaky.
You can whip some up in just a matter of minutes.
And may I just say homemade raspberry jam is a very tasty topping.


Here is the recipe, my friends.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, unbeaten
2/3 cup milk
{if you have cream on hand then use 1/3 cup cream and 1/3 cup milk,
if not than no worries - simply use all milk}

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly.
Add milk, then egg; blend well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes.

Enjoy with sausage and gravy, honey, or fruit preserves!


Happy baking, dear ones, and enjoy your day!
Hugs!

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69 comments:

Huckleberry stitches said...

Hmmmmmm that sounds really good! And since I canned 128 jars of strawberry jam it would help use them up! Lol have a Blessed day.

Angela said...

Sitting here nursing our sweet Hope.....reading your lovely blog. I think my family would enjoy these tonight with dinner. I too, like the simplicity of this biscuit recipe. Thank you.

Cranberry Morning said...

You take such gorgeous photos, Stephanie! They truly do look like melt-in-your-mouth biscuits! Unfortunately, I indulged in a few too many melt--in-your-mouth goodies over the Christmas season and am trying to get back on track. :-))

Debbie said...

I have never made biscuits, never, not ever. I like to try new things when the weather is cold and I an "stuck" (I never feel stuck) inside. so this, I may try. you photograph food like no one else I know.......your images are beautiful and inspiring. they are like little works of art!!!!

Julie Marie said...

Looks delish Stephanie!... nothing better than a yummy biscuit with jam and a nice hot cup of coffee on these cold winters days!... I make muffins and put my homemade jam on them as well... enjoy your day!... xoxo... Julie Marie

kitty said...

I love making drop biscuits, too, Stephanie, as I don't particularly like rolling them out and cutting and re-cutting. Your biscuits look so scrumptious and it just so happens I have Grandma Betty's raspberry jam in the fridge. I had some today on my homemade bread, toasted for breakfast. Yum! Enjoy your day, sweet friend.

Tori Leslie said...

They look yummy!! Plus drop biscuits have such a vintage feel to them, almost like grandma made them. Thanks for the recipe, looks great!

Anna said...

Yummy....
Hug
Anna

mamasmercantile said...

Those biscuits sound delicious, a great recipe to try when next I have visitors.

kathyinozarks said...

mmmm they look delicious-thank you for the recipe-hubby will love these

Ariƫlla said...

Mjammie, i love them! beautiful photos.

Michelle Palmer said...

They look wonderful,I am going to have a go at making them. I do one similar from The Amish Cook, the girls like to make them.
Fondly Michelle

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! Those biscuits do look delicious, and you've taken out the messy part of making them.
Have a great day!

Sylvia Cannon said...

Yum Stephanie, they do look good especially with the jam on it. Since we discovered frozen biscuits, no more making them for me! I buy Mary B's brand in the frozen food department, and they taste as good as home made.

Elizabethd said...

Of course, we call them Scones here in England!
When I make them I never roll out the dough, just knead it slightly and then press into shape with my hands till it is the depth I want. Then cut out scones and bake.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I used to make biscuits all the time and haven't in ages. I am now in the mood to make some, thanks for the inspiration.

So glad you like this recipe - yes, agreed that sifting (and very little handling once the wet ingreds are with the dry ones) makes a lighter moist biscuit.

That jam looks heavenly.

Mari said...

oh my goodness...those look delicious! I don't make biscuits here either :9( but I think I'll just might after this recipe... mari

Marci Smith said...

Yummy!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Your pictures make me want to crawl through the computer screen and eat them up!! :) I will definitely be making these this weekend for my family. They will fall in love with you for sure! <3

Marci Smith said...

I just added this to my Pinterest recipes page that way I will have it handy. :)

Robyn said...

Oh, I love that you found a simple recipe for these, Stephanie. I love biscuits too and there's nothing better than raspberry jam. You think I can make this without messing up? lol

Carol Z said...

I love biscuits, but always thought they were too difficult to make. Now I've got no excuse. Keep Cozy!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

I must fiddle about and find / make a gluten free biscuit recipe. If a none told me 18 months ago that I would be gluten and dairy free, I would NOT have believed it!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... Oh my, they look scrumptious and delicious all in one. Homemade biscuits are a bit of a joke around our homespun cottage. Many, many years ago we were going to have delicious homemade biscuits with our dinner. I made them larger than usual and they turned out very hard to say the least. Hubby and son still tease me about my "bear killers" ... funny now, but it was not quite so funny when it happened. I will give these a try. They look so yummy. ♥ Teri

Dianna said...

Stephanie, your biscuits look wonderful! I love a flaky biscuit. My husband loves biscuits, also. I struggled with them for years, until one day I decided to just pat out my dough instead of rolling it out. What a difference that made. But I hadn't thought of sifting the flour either. I definitely want to give your recipe for drop biscuits a try! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

Debbie Harris said...

Ooohhh... I may just make these for lunch with a cup of tea. Yum!!
You're photos always amaze me, Stephanie. Please teach me to take better pictures. :-)
I trust you are enjoying your day out on the slopes. Yea for you!

Love you Mom

Libby {Simplicity and Domesticity} said...

Dear Stephanie~ These look divine! I, too, have trouble baking biscuits. I had a recipe and they always turned out pretty good, but the last couple of times I've made them, they were a total flop. So I've been on the lookout for a new recipe. With the freezing cold weather we're currently having, I think I have the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen and try these :) To me, hot, homemade biscuits are just perfect in the winter! Thanks for sharing the recipe- I think my family will appreciate it, too ;) Hugs and blessings to you! Hope your day is lovely and beautiful!!

Jeanna said...

Oh boy, those do look delish and the recipe seems simple. I love the fact you don't have to roll out any dough! I'll try them soon and let you know if I have any success.

Than you dear Stephanie for sharing!

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe! My husband loves biscuits! Especially with chicken and gravy. I will have to try this recipe next I make him chicken and biscuits. : )

-Sarah

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Sounds wonderful. My MIL makes drop biscuits and adds cheddar cheese. Taste like Red Lobster! I'm off flour right now but the familys not so I might make up a batch for them :-) Thank you for the recipe. Have a great rest of the day Stephanie!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, these look absolutely awesome. I have never made biscuits from scratch...mine all come from a can :( These really look like something I could actually master...and I know what my hubby would eat on his...BLACK raspberry jam! I just might need to try these...thanks for the recipe!

Anne Payne said...

I love making drop biscuits! My husband's grandmother taught me how to make them back in 1982. I never like drolling out dough, either. Such a pain, and this is so much easier and faster :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Hmmm, I will have to try these to see if my husband and son think they are as good as Kentucky Fried Chickens' biscuits!! No offense to you.....I am definitely sure they are, but they think that place is the bomb! I can't even walk in there and smell the food...yuck!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These look delicious Stephanie. I love that you can just drop the dough of these to bake. Rolling is not too fun. :)

Julie C said...

Can you believe that I have never made biscuits from scratch before! This recipe looks so good and thanks for sharing. I will pin this and save.

Simply Linda said...

Yummmmmmmm....I am from the south--and I always make them from scratch...well...one exception, Red Lobster Chedder Bay Bisquits I buy in a box, lol. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

Sola Scriptura said...

These look delicious!! And I really like the pretty plate you have the biscuit displayed on.

Joyful said...

Those biscuits look amazing and not touch at all. I'm with you on rolling out dough. For some reason I don't enjoy it though some women really do :-)

Mrs R said...

Oh gosh, those look so delicious! Drop biscuits are the way to go! And with jelly, jam, or fruit preserves ALWAYS! And butter. :-)

Linda Walker said...

In a word, YUM! I love a warm buttered biscuit with preserves! These look delicious! I drop mine as well, I have never liked the mess of rolling out dough. I must try these! Thanks Stephanie! XO
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Kira Anastasia said...

Biscuits and fruit preserves or compote is one of the best things ever!

Faye Henry said...

Mmm... looks delicious.. I have been thinking of making some biscuit, lately. You have inspired me to actually
do it as they look so good,..xo

Mehrll said...

Sounds wonderful and easy. Must try these. Thank you.

Vicky Hunt said...

I love drop biscuits! I will have to try your recipe some time. The raspberry jam looks so yummy too....especially since I have haven't been eating sweets this week. Enjoy one...or two for me! :)

Blessings, Vicky

Dayle said...

I'm a biscuit lover and a biscuit maker. Drop biscuits are fun to make.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Girl, Your a biscuit lover and that is because they make a kitchen filled with a lovely fragrance and makes the taste buds very happy! Lovely, Roxy

Ida said...

They do look yummy as does that jam. - I tend to like a bit of a crust on my biscuits so I do the rolling method.

doodles n daydreams said...

I'm afraid we cheat in our house because my scones were like lead sinkers (so my father in law told me many moons ago) so we buy scone mix and they turn out beautifully. I do like fresh, preferably home made, jam on them though. and sometimes a little cream :)


Beatrice Euphemie said...

These look so good Stephanie - especially on your pretty table! Biscuits are such a nice 'comfort' food in our house - thank you for sharing the recipe! xo Karen

Birgitta said...

Looks delicious :) Good photos!

Lady Linda said...

Oh yummy. I have the same problem with scones Stephanie. That's why I usually make drop scones when I do make them.
Thank you for your very kind words you left on my blog. You are just the sweetest blogger friend. I will check out your new blogging adventure when I have some more time.
Hugs. Linda

JES said...

Your biscuits look great! I am like you, can't get a rolled out flakey biscuit for nothing :) I like the idea of drops! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh so yummy Stephanie!
In my neck of the woods we call them scones. I often bake a batch on a Saturday morning too!
Once cooked I cut them in half - butter each side then add jam and occasionally a dob of whipped cream on top!!
Yours look perfect.
Shane x

Feral Turtle said...

Looks so tasty! Pinning.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

You always have the best looking recipes! Biscuits and pie crust are 2 things I cannot make well. I've never put cream of tartar in mine though. (What is that stuff anyway???!!) I'll give your recipe a try the next time I'm feeling biscuit brave!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod morning Stephanie! I am very late in coming, but how DELISH to spend a Saturday morning, sitting at the table with family, JAM and a hot drink. Any kind of "drop" biscuit or cookie is far easier and more fun when you are on the run. Loving thanks to you for always brightening the day! Anita

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, these do look absolutely delicious and yes, a wonderful breakfast I'm certain!!! In South Africa we call these lovelies 'scones'! And served with raspberry or strawberry jam for that matter, they are SO good! Of course one needs a cup of tea as well:). Hoping your weekend is a blessed and wonderful one, dear Stephanie! I love visiting your sweet blog! Love and hugs, Kelly x

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

These look like something I need to be eating right this very minute! I think where a lot of people go wrong with rolled biscuits is that they actually roll the dough. I just very gently pat it out, but drop biscuits take care of the toughening problem as well.

Maria said...

Mmmm...sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe! Hope you have a blessed weekend, hugs!:-)

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh Stephanie! Those biscuits looks wonderful! I'm going to have to make those on a Sunday afternoon! Yum!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Stephanie this sounds like such a great recipe and so good too. I would love to make these for my family and try to sub the flour in a few for me gluten free.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and Blessings for a great weekend.
XO

Bobbie Lynn said...

They look amazingly delicious. I need to remember to include them on my menu.
Thank you for your comment. Hope you will get a chance to make some cards for Valentines.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The book looks good and so do those biscuits! I think I'll make some tomorrow! Happy weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

These looks delicious! I love biscuits and will have to give this recipe a try. You never know which one is going to have that subtle difference that makes it the best one yet.

Things and Thoughts said...

They look absolutely scrumptious Stephanie and it seems easy to make. I also loved your tableware, so beautiful!
My sweetest thoughts for a wonderful weekend!
Olympia

Camille said...

Mmmm...your biscuits look lovely. And, homemade jam?? All the more wonderful. :) The trick to flaky and light biscuits is not to roll them out at all...or handle them too much. I never sift my flour...just mix together quickly and dump out onto the counter and pat into a rectangle. Cut into wide strips and then into triangles and you're done. Pop them on the pan and bake...I know you can do it!! Hugs, Camille

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Yum! xoox

Abiola Olaleye said...

Looks so yummy...*smacks lips*

Bethany Carson said...

Raspberry jam is my favorite! This summer I bought a pint at the farmer's market and it was gone within a week. The biscuits look delicious!

Jann Olson said...

Yum, yum, I love drop biscuits and have not made any in years. These sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.
hugs,
Jann

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