Friday, September 9, 2011

Biscuits and Pancakes from Scratch

So I noticed that Caitlyn had posted two recipes involving biscuits and I have a wonderful (and easy) made from scratch biscuit recipe. I'm sorry I don't have a picture, but I think we all know what a biscuit looks like. Also from the same cookbook is an amazing pancake recipe from scratch that I love! The Fanny Farmer cookbook is one of my all time faves, Andrew's sister gave it to me two years ago for a Christmas gift and I use it all the time.

Baking Powder Buscuits

2 cups of flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup crisco/shortening

2/3 cup milk

Mix together all dry ingredients. Add in the 1/2 cup crisco and blend with a pastry blender (or your hands) until it resembles crumbs. Add in the milk all at once and stir till a ball forms around the fork and all contents are incorporated.

Flour your counter top or a board and knead the dough for a minute or so, then flatten out to 1/2 inch slab with your hands. Cut out circles with a biscuit cutter for a glass. Place in a greased 8 inch round pie pan or cake pan and bake at 425 for 12-15 mins. I like mine to be just slightly golden brown so about 12 mintues usually works just fine. Trust me, once you make these you won't ever want to eat store bought ones again!


1 cup milk

1 egg

2 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp sugar

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

Mix together all dry ingredients and then incorporate wet ingredients into mix. If the batter is too thick, add a little bit more milk. If you like really fluffy pancakes, separate the yoke from the egg white and beat the white until it has soft peaks and fold into the batter (I've never done this, but I bet it would be good). If you have a big family or really love pancakes you can double this recipe, it will make about 12. I use a 1/4 cup measure to pour my pancakes into the pan so they aren't huge. I think the melted butter is what makes these really good, also serve with real maple syrup - I am convinced it makes them even better!

There is also a good cornbread and muffin recipe from this cookbook that I will have to post as well!


  1. Ha ha, good idea! I'll have to try this one since I'm a biscuit fiend! So you also know the secret recipe for B's & G's? You are also authentic! ;)

  2. I'm glad to see this blog being used again!

  3. I learned how to make B's & G's as a small child watching my dad on a Sunday morning. Back in the old days they made them that same way at Bob Evans now is frozen crap from a bag.