Thursday, June 19, 2014

Make Your Own Freezer Biscuits

I've been wanting to try my hand
at making my own biscuits for the freezer.  I found this old recipe, some time ago, among my Aunt Sis' things and thought,"why not?!"  I buy bags of frozen biscuits at the grocery store on a regular basis.  Pillsbury's are good and also the Mary B brand.  They are quick to use and convenient, but this version is homemade and less expensive.  It made soooo much dough that I made a third of it into cinnamon biscuits for the freezer, too :)

Make Ahead Biscuits

Instant non-fat dry milk
2 C shortening
2 C sugar
6 Pkg. Yeast
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 TBSP baking powder
Prepare 2 qts. Of milk according to directions.  In saucepan, heat until scalded.  Add shortening and sugar;  stir until dissolved;  cool mixture until luke warm.  Add yeast and stir until dissolved.  Combine enough flour with milk mixture until it's the consistency of pancake batter.  Let rise for 2 hours.  Stir in salt, soda, baking powder and enough flour to make a soft (not sticky!) dough.
Roll out on floured surface to 1/2" thickness.  Cut biscuits with a round 3" cutter.  Place on greased cookie sheets and freeze immediately!  Transfer to plastic freezer bags and seal.  
When ready to use, place desired number of biscuits on greased baking sheet.  Bake in preheated 450 degree oven.  May bake right from the freezer or let stand 10-15 minutes before baking.  Will keep in the freezer for 6-8 weeks!

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