What am I doing worng with my biskets?

@hardluck (375)
United States
October 18, 2008 1:50pm CST
I don't really use a set recipe, I just put enough flour for 3 or 4 biskets and about a tablespoon of grease and enough milk for a stiff dough, I don't roll them out I just make a bisket by hand and put them in the pan, bake them at 500F until brown on top. But they come out hard and crumbly. What am I doing worng?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
18 Oct 08
For one thing your oven is too high. it should be about 400 degrees. Are you working your grease into the flour before adding the Milk. also you have to be careful not to over work them. That will make them tough. If you only want 3 or 4 biscuits I would suggest that you first make a full recipe of the dry ingredients and add the shorting or grease called for. Then divide the recipe before adding the milk.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Heres a recipe using oil. I don't know you couldn't just form them as you did before. It calls for sifted flour but I don't know why you couldn't skip the sifting. Thanks for the best BR EASY-MIX FLAKY MAZOLA BISCUITS 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Mazola Salad Oil 2/3 cup milk Mix and sift dry ingredients together. Combine Mazola Salad Oil and milk. Pour all at once over entire surface of flour mixture. Mix with fork to make a soft dough. Shape lightly with hands to make a round ball. Place on wax paper and knead lightly ten times or until smooth. Pat out to 1/2-inch thickness or roll between 2 squares wax paper (about 12 inches square). Remove top sheet of paper; cut biscuits with unfloured 2-inch cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet. (For soft biscuits, place biscuits close together with sides touching. For crusty biscuits, place well apart.) Bake in hot oven (450 degrees F) 12 to 15 minutes.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Sure you can freeze them. We can buy frozen biscuits here.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Oct 08
i use sr flour, pure lard, buttermilk &a little soda.
@hardluck (375)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Are you talking like H&A baking soda, or like a drink soda, what does it do?
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Oct 08
i'm talking about h&a soda. i don't know what it does but that's the way my ex mother -in=law taught me to make biscuits & she made delicious bisquits.
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
Are you forgetting the baking soda? Are you making biscuit? What type of grease? Baking Powder Biscuits (from a 1933 Recipe) Ingredients: 2 cups sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder 4 tablespoons butter or shortening 1/2 tsp. salt about 3/4 cup milk Sift Flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift again. Cut in shortening or butter. (this is where I use my hands by rubbing the butter into the flour). Add milk gradually, stirring until soft dough is formed. Turn out on slightly floured board and lightly "knead" for 30 seconds, enough to shape. Roll 1/2 inch thick and cut with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter. Bake on ungreased sheet in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits. You can also make tiny tea biscuits that are only 1 1/2 inches wide with a small cutter or glass bottom. These are great served with tea, jam or honey. Makes 24.
@hardluck (375)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Are you using selfrising flour, I am. Is sifting important? Thank you
• United States
18 Oct 08
prolly need a little more greace and definately baking powder, the fresher the better.