Friday, March 18, 2011

Two-Ingredient Homemade BISCUITS

Yep, you read correctly, homemade biscuits using only two ingredients!  All you need is cream and self-rising flour. The fat is in the cream, and the self-rising flour provides the salt and leavening. It can't get much easier than this! These biscuits were so much better than the baking mix in a box version, but just as easy!
After combining the 2 ingredients and stirring until blended, roll dough on a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. Roll to 1/2- inch thickness.
Cut biscuits with a 2-inch cutter.  (Next time I think I'll use a 3-inch cutter; these were a bit too small.)
Place biscuits close together on a lightly greased (no greasing necessary on my stoneware!)  baking sheet.
 Bake 10 minutes until golden brown.  Add butter and ENJOY!  We sure did!

Whipping Cream Biscuits (Tammy Algood: cookbook author)
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup whipping cream (I had heavy whipping cream on hand)

Preheat oven to 450 degreesF.  Combine flour and cream in a mixing bowl, stirring just until blended. (The dough will be a little stiff.) Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times.  Roll  to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter.  Place biscuits close together on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 10 minutes.  Makes 12 biscuits.

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57 comments:

  1. Easy enough! That's a perfect recipe for me, lol! And it looks delish. Found you thru Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence. :)

    Gabby
    http://www.lateyoungfamily.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fantastic recipe. Just when you think things can't get any easier, it does. The biscuits look perfect.

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  3. These just made me smile. I have been craving biscuits for days. I'll be making these tonight for sure!

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  4. Can you believe I've been looking for a quick easy biscuit recipe? Of course you can! Could this recipe be used for drop biscuits. Yep that's me, trying to take a shortcut on your already super simple biscuits!

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  5. This is a great recipe to have in the files. Despite the ease with which they're made they really do look tasty. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Serious? Only 2 ingredients? That just doesn't even seem possible. How cool is that!!! You can bet we'll be making these! Thanks!!!

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  7. In Australia we call these "scones" and eat them with butter and jam or jam and cream. I have a similar recipe just with a couple more ingredients! This one is so simple and they do look tender and light!

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  8. I love it that these are so simple to make!

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  9. I've never made biscuits at home before ... I'd love to try this one ... such a simple recipe and the biscuits look great!!!

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  10. The texture of your biscuits looks heavenly. How easy can it get? I am going to have to try these. I love biscuits, but I am not a fan of dry crumbly ones. These look fantastic. Your leprechaun granola was so cute. Bet everyone loved it. Does everyone at your house know how lucky they are??!

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  11. What an unbelievable recipe! I love it when things are easy and delicious. That one's a great find!

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  12. The easier the better. They look delicious too!

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  13. Perfect biscuit (especially for a weeknight meal when you want some with supper but you don't feel like messing with lots of ingredients).
    I love it. Sometimes simple really is better!!

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  14. Just wanted to drop a not to say that I made your Lemon Shortbread Truffles and posted them today! They were fantastic! I served them for a luncheon and everyone wanted to bring extras home. Thanks.
    Jackie

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  15. I love fresh hot biscuits with butter and jelly! Yours look so yummy!

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  16. Who doesn't love a good biscuit??? I am dying to try these! (with some butter and honey please...)

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  17. What beautiful biscuits! That is an art form! 2 ingredient biscuits? You can't get better than that. This recipe is bookmarked!

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  18. Wow! You weren't lying when you said two ingredients!!!

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  19. I have seen recipes like this one and have always wondered how they turn out. Your biscuits look perfect, so now I know...can't wait to try it myself.

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  20. WOW, now that is my kind of cooking Ÿ

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  21. Sue those are perfect looking! I'm hungry. I shouldn't be visiting while my stomach is growling!

    L

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  22. These look really good! I love homemade biscuits, and I love EASY!! I am hosting a giveaway for the "Baked" cookbook, you should enter! WOuld love to see the twist you could put on their recipes!

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  23. Sue, thanks for correcting me - I typed that wrong, it was the lemon juice that I did differently, not the zest. I have corrected it on my post. Yum, yum and yum! My married daughter was asking why she didn't get any after she saw my post.

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  24. Hi Sue-I wish I had self-rising flour...I would make for breakfast tomorrow morning! So easy and looks just delicious!Thank you for sharing:)

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  25. Great recipe for a busy mom! Thanks - glad I found your blog through the bake sale.

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  26. These sound yummy,I love the simplicity!

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  27. What?! 2 ingredients is all it takes?! I'm so glad I found your lovely blog! Your munchkins are too cute. Thank you from your newest follower! I hope you'll check out my blog at http://www.yummymummykitchen.com
    Thanks!

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  28. Biscuits are one of my ultimate weaknesses to begin with, let alone a recipe with only 2 ingredients? You're killing me!

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  29. You never, ever, ever knead biscuits!!! You "layer" them by lightly folding over using no pressure. Two or 3 times for the whipping cream biscuit. Try to get a hold of some southern flour which is lower in gluten. White Lilly, Martha White, or Southern Biscuit. Good Luck from a Southern Lady who has made biscuits for 40 years ;)

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  30. you can make it four ingredient biscuits and they are just as easy if you don't happen to have self rising flour. Just add a tablespoon of baking powder and a tsp of salt. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  31. I made these tonight using 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt per cup of flour and they turned out great! This will probably be my new go-to recipe for biscuits. Thanks for sharing it!

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  32. Made these and they are wonderful! So easy and tender. Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for this really easy recipe. I made 20 but all were AOK with a bit reduced oven time. This was first attempt at making these, I'll be sure to make the right number next time.

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  33. Do you think I could make a huge batch of them and then freeze some precut non bakes biscuits?

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  34. I use self rising flour and buttermilk to make my biscuits. They always turn out and are gone as soon as I serve them.

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  35. I made these the other night and they were great! I did notice that the dough seemed alittle crumbly.. is that cause I needed more cream?

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure Angela. Mine turned out great as per the recipe. Maybe your idea would help:)

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  36. Gasp! I'm such a sucker for biscuits. I'm so so so so making these. Thank you!

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  37. Ms Sue do you think i can make the dough then freeze and bake as needed?

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    1. I am wondering the same thing. Even though they are easy to make, I'd like to make them ahead of time so that I can have one or two whenever I'd like.

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    2. I've never done it, but it's worth a try!

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  38. This is the way my Grandma taught me to make scones (I'm Australian). So good with jam and cream! Sometimes I replace some of the cream with Sprite for extra sweetness and lift.

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  39. can u use buttermilk instead of heavy cream?

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    1. I haven't tried that, but I think it would work out just fine:). You shoul probably use the full fat version. Good luck!

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    1. I think so. It is worth a try. I would probably not use the fat free version. Hope it turns out yummy:)

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  41. Understand 2 ingredients but what is the recipe? Would love to try these

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    1. Whipping Cream Biscuits (Tammy Algood: cookbook author)


      2 cups self-rising flour

      1 cup whipping cream (I had heavy whipping cream on hand)




      Preheat oven to 450 degreesF. Combine flour and cream in a mixing bowl, stirring just until blended. (The dough will be a little stiff.) Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter. Place biscuits close together on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.

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  42. Please help, I've made these twice, both times the dough was so crumbly it wouldn't hold together at all, like a ball, unless I got my hands in there and started mashing it (or kneading) but then I was afraid to over mix (knead) so I ended up adding about 3/4 cup more cream. what am I doing wrong? I think they might have come out ok, but wondered if anyone else had this problem. Should I use a pastry cutter to mix it more thoroughly instead of a fork?
    I think they tasted ok, I was just thinking they were a tad flat.

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  43. Such a delicious looking truffle! Perfect for Spring...if it ever gets here!

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  44. I have made these biscuits several times and they come out just perfect for me. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

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