Emergency Biscuits

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I love this recipe.  It’s really simple, and as the name implies, they can be done really quickly.  I always start by pre-heating the oven, because I can make the biscuits before the oven is done heating up.  This recipe was one my grandfather used to make.  I loved it as a kid – my kids love it now.  I think one of the reasons I love them (other than the taste) is that you don’t have to roll the dough.  I’ve made a couple changes along the way, but it’s still your basic biscuit recipe.  Here you go. . .

emergency biscuits

You’ll need:

2 cups AP flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp (or melted)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.  Then add the butter.  Next the milk.  If the dough looks a little dry, add a bit more milk.

emergency biscuits

Using an ice cream scoop, drop large scoops of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until light golden.  Makes 6 large biscuits.  Enjoy!

emergency biscuits
3 Comments

3 Comments on Emergency Biscuits

  1. Lisa
    January 17, 2011 at 11:34 PM (6 years ago)

    These look like some lovely biscuits, so nice and crunchy on the outside.

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  2. Kimberly
    January 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM (6 years ago)

    I love the name of these biscuits. Sometimes I feel like biscuits ARE an emergency need!

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  3. Angela Frost
    April 12, 2013 at 6:54 PM (4 years ago)

    Holy hannah these biscuits get big! I was going to use them for egg hash brown sausage gravy sandwiches to show my friends how hella awesome breakfast can be so I doubled the recipe and thought okay they will be big sandwiches we need big biscuits! and yeah they’re MASSIVE but still so good and so very awesome! Thank you for this recipe it is Snausome!

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