Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:10
Categories : Breads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation
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1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup water
Mix the ingredients together well, being careful to not overwork the dough.
Pat or roll out to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with a biscuit cutter or glass.
Place in an 8 inch baking dish.
Bake at 450 until golden brown, approximately 10-14 minutes.
Cheddar biscuits: stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese into the dry ingredients prior to adding the liquid.
Herb biscuits: Stir in 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of your favorite herbs with the dry ingredients.
Bacon biscuits either substitute melted bacon grease instead of the oil OR add 1/2 C cooked crisp and crumbled bacon to the dry dough.
Butter top biscuits: brush the biscuits with melted butter prior to baking.
Quick donuts: Cut the dough with a biscuit cutter. Brush the tops with butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Skillet biscuits. These are a favorite when we are camping. melt either butter or bacon grease in a skillet then flatten the biscuit dough to very thin. Fry the biscuits until golden on both sides.
Drop biscuits. Add extra water to make the dough a little thinner and drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake.
Dumplings. Mix as if for drop biscuits then drop the spoonfuls into the near boiling broth cook 10 minutes uncovered, then lower the temperature and cover. Then cook 10 more business.
Sausage biscuits (any type of sausage). add 1/2 c cooked sausage to the dry dough.
Cobbler Topping: Add 1/4 cup sugar to the dry ingredients, then mix as if mixing for drop biscuits and drop by spoonfuls on the hot syrup of the fruit mixture.
Use your imagination add up to 1/2 c of any item and 1/4-1/2 tsp of any herb or spice to the dry dough.
"A mealtime basic business that uses oil instead of shortening for a quick mix up."
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 80 Calories; 9g Fat (100.0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Fat.
Serving Ideas : In early US history biscuits were served three times a day. We've drifted away from this menu item. By changing up your stir ins you can get a great variety of tastes.
NOTES : This basic biscuit can be made numerous ways.