Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: 4 Ingredient Biscuits

4 Ingredient Biscuits:

I decided to share my biscuit recipe today for "Thrify Thursday" because what is more "thrify" than biscuits?!  Also, because I'd rather be in the kitchen baking than in the garage redoing furniture during this snowy week!

Grab these ingredients and lets make some biscuits!

  • White Lily Self-Rising Flour 
    • 2 cups and extra for the cutting board
  • Organic Low-fat Milk
    • 3/4 cup
  • Organic Greek Yogurt (plain)
    • 2/3 cup
  • Earth Balance Natural Plant-Based Shortening
    • 5 1/2 tbsp. 
(Feel free to substitute any kind of milk for the milk I used.  You can use sour cream instead of the greek yogurt.  You can also use regular shortening or butter instead of the shortening I used.)

1. Pre-heat oven to 425 and put the 2 cups of flour into a medium sized mixing bowl.

2. Cut the shortening into the flour.

Your mixture should look like this.

4. Put the 2/3 cup of yogurt and the  3/4 cup of milk into the mixture and stir until combined.  DO NOT OVER MIX!

5. Put your extra flour on a cutting board or sheet like I have here.

6. Place dough mixture onto your board.  

7. Sprinkle the top with flour as well.

8. Knead and form your dough into a 6"X6" square.  Just use your hands. No need for a rolling pin!


9. Take a knife and dip it in flour. (This helps the dough not stick to your knife.) Make four cuts in your dough.  This should give you 9 biscuits.

10. Place your biscuits on a sheet tray.

11. Oooops!  I forgot!  You need a 5th ingredient!  Butter!  But who doesn't have butter, right?  You need about 2 1/2 tbls. of butter.

12. Melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so.

13. You will not want to skip this part...Paint the butter on the top of each biscuit with a basting brush.

14.Place your biscuits in the oven for 8-10 minutes.  Checking the bottoms of your biscuits.  As soon as the bottoms get brown, turn your broiler on high.  (This helps your biscuits to not be so tough on the bottom.)  Broil the biscuits until they are golden brown.

Here you go!!  Yummy biscuits!  
These are perfect straight out of the oven but I won't judge you if you decide to slip one for an afternoon snack.  Don't forget the honey!

We had ours today with gravy, eggs, and turkey sausage links!

Yuck! Do you think I could talk my husband into cleaning up this mess!

Here's to your happily ever after...picture!