Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Freezer- Ready Biscuits

Here's that recipe for biscuits that are similar to the bag of frozen Pillsbury-type biscuits from the grocery store. These are great because you make them at home and they are cheaper. Please let me know how you like them.

Make Ahead Biscuits
(recipe from a mom or grandma of one of Aunt Sis' Typing students)

instant non-fat dry milk
2 C shortening (Crisco!)
2 C sugar
6 pkg. yeast
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 TBSP baking powder

-Prepare 2 quarts of dry milk according to the box directions. Pour into a sauce pan and heat until scalded. Add shortening and sugar; stir until dissolved. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and stir until dissolved. Combine enough flour with milk mixture to make it the consistency of pancake batter. Let dough rise for 2 hours.
-Stir in salt, soda, baking powder and enough flour to make a soft, not sticky, dough; mix well. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness with a round 3-inch cutter.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and freeze immediately. Transfer to plastic bags and seal. Store in freezer until ready to bake.
-Place desired number of biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven (this can vary depending on your oven) until brown. You may bake these right from the freezer or let stand for 10-15 minutes before baking. Will keep in freezer for 6-8 weeks.

Adventures in Texas: I found Jalapeno Cheese Bread at a local deli. Had never seen bread like this before; swirled with flecks of green pepper and crusted with cheddar. Love it for roast beef sandwiches! It's a Texas thang!

-Flour Me with Love
-A Southern Fairytale
-Beyer Beware
-Delightfully Dowling
-Skip to my Lou
-Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
-Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms


  1. This looks like a great frugal recipe, and much more wholesome than store bought biscuits. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Very interesting that it has both yeast and baking powder in it. I'd love to be able to freeze biscuits, that would make breakfast a breeze! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Your recipe came along at the perfect time!!!!! Thank you!

  4. My goal this year is to master biscuits so I am going to give this a whirl. Six packs of yeast seems like a lot but I trust you. How much flour do you need, three cups, more? I don't want to get started and find out I don't have enough in the house.

    1. You just have to use your best judgement to determine the consistency of "pancake batter" and then a "soft dough". Sorry, most really older recipes are not exact. I would have a 5 lb. bag of flour to be completely safe. Good luck!

  5. Hi Marcia,
    This is a great recipe that I can't wait to try. I love it that you can freeze the batch and then use as many or as few as you like. Hope you are having a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Yum ! http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-favorite-valentines-day-ideas.html

  7. I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!