Crisco flakey biscuits


These biscuits are super easy and were very good. I think they might have been the best I have ever made. It made 8 biscuits which was perfect for the 5 of us. I am not really a fan of leftover biscuits because they don’t store well.


1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco

2 cups white flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until fully combined. Begin to add the Crisco by mixing it into the flour with a fork. The mixture will become crumbly. Mix until it appears as the photo below.


Add in the milk and stir until just combined. Do not over stir.


Prepare a floured surface on a tea towel or baking sheet. Transfer the dough to this surface. Do not roll the dough. Press it gently with your fingers until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Use a round biscuit cutter or a floured end of a glass to cut rounds. Keep the rounds as close as possible because if you re-mix the dough it will not look the same and will fall apart.

Place the rounds in a prepared baking pan with the edges touching. Bake in the 425 degree oven for 9-13 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the tops with melted butter. Bake 1 additional minute.


Buttermilk biscuits


1 stick cold salted butter

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the butter, flour, salt, and baking powder into a food processor. Pulse until crumbly.  Pour into a bowl. Add buttermilk and mix by hand. Turn onto a floured surface. Press to 1/2 inch thick. Try to manipulate the dough as little as possible. Cut into rounds with a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Place onto a greased baking dish. The edges of the biscuits should touch. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Top with melted butter if desired.




This makes 12-13 biscuits. They freeze really well from the circle but unbaked state. To use them, do not thaw prior to cooking. Just cook frozen. Start at 475 degrees for 5 minutes then finish as 425 degrees for 10 minutes.