Biscuits! Do you make made from scratch or do you use can biscuits?

United States
March 15, 2008 8:23pm CST
I usually make homemade biscuits. I love the ones from the can too, but find it ridiculous for me to buy them when for the price of 4 cans you can make about 100 biscuits. So, do you make made from scratch biscuits or do you make can biscuits? Which do you prefer? I suppose I prefer my own since I can adjust and make them however I want.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I always make biscuits from scratch...I just made a batch yesterday. Drop biscuits are so easy and cheap to make. The biscuits in a can are so unhealthy..full of hydrogenated fats and processed and artificial ingredients. I make mine with whole grain flour and oil to make them healthier.
• United States
16 Mar 08
Well I have just started eating wheat bread this week I wonder if I can use wheat flour to make some with. Is shortening more fattening than oil?Come to think of it wheat flour and whole grain flour is the same thing right? Thanks
@brimia (6584)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Yes, whole wheat can be whole grain but I also sometimes add spelt flour, brown rice flour, or oat flour. I try not to use shortening because of more saturated and trans fats, coloring, and whatever else they add to it.
• United States
16 Mar 08
Oh, Okay. Thanks a lot. I usually use oil if I am out of shortening but I think the best substitute is butter. I love to use butter. That's probably way fattening though. I don't really watch the fat a lot, except in some of my foods. My daughter needs to gain a little weight and I try to nit cut back on fats and stuff but it doesn't seem to be working.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I never use can biscuits. I don't use dairy or eggs in my cooking, so I'm not going to ever use those. I don't make biscuits a lot, but I have a few different types that I know how to make.
• United States
16 Mar 08
How can you cook without dairy or eggs? Do you use powdered eggs and milk or what? And you make biscuits without milk? I am curious as to what you use instead of milk and eggs? And are you allergic to these things or just against them?
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
19 Mar 08
It's actually easier to cook without dairy or eggs I think. Powdered eggs and powdered milk are still real eggs and milk. I use a powdered egg substitute called EnerG that contains no real eggs. And for the milk, I use liquid soymilk. For milk, I am lactose intolerant. But I wouldn't drink it even if I wasn't. I'm vegan, so I guess you could say I'm just against these things.
• United States
16 Mar 08
There is no comparison to homemade biscuits. Love them over the canned. I only make them when I have people over for dinner. My hubby prefers rolls over the biscuits. I love to make biscuits and use them for strawberry shortcake. Nummy!
• United States
16 Mar 08
Wow rolls are about as much as can biscuits. I love Sunbeam Country Rolls and the Hawaiin Sweet rolls. I have not had any since last year though.LOL
@peavey (16866)
• United States
16 Mar 08
The biscuits in a can aren't even the same thing as home made. They're full of air and kind of tasteless in my opinion. I make my own, and I also live alone, but I make a pan full - a dozen or so- and eat them over the next few days, or freeze whatever isn't going to be eaten soon enough. It took me a very long time to learn to make them "like Mom does."
• United States
16 Mar 08
Yeah if I know my week will be busy sometimes I make them up and freeze them raw and then they are ready to go in whenever I need them.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I don't like the ones from the cans, they taste kind of funny. Not bad, they're just missing something. I make my own--I can make one (I live alone) or when my boys or other people visit I can make a whole bunch! My boys are spoiled, too. They tasted the ones from the can last week and now realize how good they had it while they were with me! :-)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Well I never thought of the aspect that you can make one or ten how many ever you need. Thank you for the response.
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
23 Apr 08
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I know they're expensive but its just so convenient to buy the can biscuits! I do like the Grands ones the best and they are terribly expensive. I know I really should make my own though.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I much prefer the homemade ones but will sometimes use the bang and bakes when they are on sale or I have a good coupon. I can control the fat content better when I make them from scratch, plus they taste better as I like to add little spices and other amendments to them.
• United States
16 Mar 08
I do both but mostly from a can it's just easier