Thursday, October 25, 2007

Making 150 Biscuits

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A sweet friend at church, the same one who taught me to make wild plum jam, gave me a recipe for 100 biscuits. She used to make these when she helped out at Bible Camp, and she thought I might like the recipe.

We tried it, and turned out 150 biscuits! Everyone, including the 1 year old helped to roll out the dough and cut them out. I put them on trays and froze them, then put them in bags of 12 and sealed them up with my Food Saver. I wrote baking instructions on each package with a Sharpie and put them back in the freezer.

We took a bag, along with some plum jam, to Mr. Barnett, and a mom with a new baby, and our piano teacher who is now going through chemotherapy. The rest are ready to be used for a quick homemade breakfast.

Angel Biscuits (Makes 100)

1/4 C yeast
1 1/4 C warm water (Mix and set aside.)
20 C flour
1/3 C baking powder
3 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C sugar
4 C shortening
8 C buttermilk (I use powdered milk, water, and vinegar.)

Combine all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture. Stir just until mixed. Turn out on floured surface. Knead lightly. Roll out to about 1/2 inch. Cut out and put into greased pans. Bake in 425 oven about 10 minutes.

We froze ours before baking. When we got ready to try them, we let them thaw and rise about 20 minutes on top of the oven while it was pre-heating. They were a big hit!

I love having these pre-packaged in the freezer and ready to bake. I have something quick and easy to pull out for giving away or to use ourselves. It is a frugal way to stock up on "convenience" food.

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stacey said...

i love these shared recipes! good luck while on bedrest! sounds like you have some great helpers!

Sisterlisa said...

I've made these before, they are really good! Rest well. I look forward to reading mroe fo yoru blog. We 'might' be having number 5 on the way soon. ;O) Just leaving it all in God's hands right now.

Harmony said...

Angel Biscuits! Those were my great-grandmother's specialty. I remember Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter at her house, passing around a platter full of Angel Biscuits. I have her recipe, but last time I checked it does not make 100! :)

Actually, her recipe is slightly different in other ways, too. For example, each biscuit is folded in half over a tiny pat of butter. Mmmmm....

I bet yours were still really good, though!

Nikki said...

What is your recipe for buttermilk?

Jenn said...

girl, i was all about makin' some buscuits until i saw 20 cups of flour. lol! i got to plan ahead for this one... but still looking forward to it.

Myfriendconnie@SmockityFrocks said...

Harmony! I'm going to try that next time. Sounds yummy!

Thank you, Stacey.

Congratulations, SisterLisa!

Nikki, For recipes, I always use powdered milk. It calls for 1/3 cup of powder to make 1 cup of milk. When I need buttermilk, I add 1 Tbsp. of vineger per cup of "milk". Let it sit for a couple of minutes, and Wah-Lah! "Buttermilk"!

Jennifer, I have the recipe for 20 if you want me to post it.

Melissa Markham said...

My mom made these when I was a kid...I haven't had them in ages. I need to make some! Thanks for the reminder!

jpeters said...

I'd like to see the recipe for 20 biscuts too. I can't even imagine the size bowl I would need to hold 20 cups of flour. They sound really yummy though.

Thehotrod5 said...

This sounds great............I think I am going to try it next weekend and freeze abunch of them. Great for on the go nights! Thanks so much for the recipe!


Amy said...

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Linsey said...

I made these last weekend. I think I rolled them out to thin, but they still taste GREAT!!

I used the biggest bowl I could find(was not big enough), so I mixed just until the milk was absorbed and thew it all on the counter. Mixed and then rolled the dough out. Worked great.

What a wonderful $$ saver! Thanks!!

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