Homemade biscuits you can make ahead and freeze! They are way cheaper than the ones you get from the grocery store and more convenient because you can bake any amount you want. These are light and flaky, with no weird ingredients and don’t come from a can. You can even bake them from frozen, no defrosting necessary! Add jam and you’ve got a quick breakfast or snack, add butter and you’ve got a dinner side dish.
Individually frozen biscuits can be baked from frozen. Just pull out the quantity you want and enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread!
Homemade Biscuits Recipe
By Michelle @ FavoriteFreezerFoods.com
Homemade biscuits are light and flaky. Don’t waste money buying canned biscuits at the grocery store, you can made these ahead and freeze them. Then bake as many as you want without wasting time defrosting them first!
Add all the dry ingredient together in a bowl or food processor and mix together. Add the shortening and use the metal blade on the food processor until the mixture is crumbly or mix by hand, with a fork or with a pastry cutter until the shortening is fully incorporated in little pieces.
Next add just enough milk to bring the mixture together. Stir by hand or pulse in the food processor. Once it forms a ball it’s done, don’t over mix.
Flour your hands, rolling pin and counter and drop the dough on the counter, with your hands bring it together to form a ball and knead once or twice if you need to bring the dough together more.
Roll from the center out until the dough is your desired thickness. Generally about ½ inch thick is good. And use a small, 2 inch cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. Give the cookie cutter a gentle twist against the counter to help it cut through the dough.
Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet to flash freeze or a greased cookie sheet to bake. Gather extra dough and re-roll it to the same thickness as before then cut more biscuits. Repeat until you use all the dough.
Bake at 450 for 8-12 minutes until golden brown and flaky.
How to Freeze Homemade Biscuits
Frozen biscuits are one of the easiest side dishes you can make!
Freeze on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet for an hour or two, just until the biscuits are solid then place in a freezer quality plastic bag. Use within 6 months.
Use a high quality storage container to protect from freezer burn and keep your food as fresh as possible. Learn more about the best freezer storage containers.
Always label your container with the name of the item and the date you are freezing it. Then add it to your freezer inventory so you always know what you have in the freezer and how much you'd got prepared.
How To Thaw Or Reheat Homemade Biscuits
Cooked biscuits can be thawed in the fridge or on the countertop. They can also be placed in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven for a few minutes to reheat.
Frozen biscuits that are uncooked can be baked from frozen or thawed in the fridge. Add about 50% cooking time for frozen items, thus at 450 they should take 12 minutes or so. Check them after 10 minutes but allow up to 15 minutes to bake.
Got Something Else In The Oven?
I’ve baked these from frozen at 350 for 15 minutes with success.
In A Hurry?
Use the toaster oven and you don’t have to wait for it to preheat.
What Other Variations Can I Try?
Try buttermilk instead of milk, butter instead of shortening-or half butter half shortening. Use part wheat flour instead of all white or mix in some cheese, chives, herbs or another favorite topping.
Seasoned butters melted on top can also give you hundreds of variations to play with.
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Freeze cookies ahead and enjoy them whenever you want. They stay fresher longer in the freezer than on the countertop. Consider freezing ahead for Christmas, parties, cookouts or to have a stash ready…