Saturday, October 25, 2008

Freezer Biscuits

I've been reading about making freezer biscuits and thought you all would like to see my version of them.
Making biscuits is so messy, so for me, it is really nice to just have the mixing and rolling mess once and then have fresh biscuits any time.
To save electricity, and because I just need to bake a few biscuits when Jeff and I are here, I have been baking them in our little Oster toaster oven. This oven bakes just as nice our full size oven too.

Freezer Biscuits
6 cups all purpose flour
2 T baking powder
2 T sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 1/4 C butter or shortening - I used butter flavor Crisco
2 C buttermilk

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredient. Cut in shortening (I use a pastry blender) until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Stir in buttermilk. It should come together in a ball, you might need a little less or a little more buttermilk.
Turn dough onto a floured counter top, knead just until it all comes together.
Roll out dough to a 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a floured biscuit cutter.

To freeze, put the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze until firm. Then take the frozen biscuits and store in a freezer bag in the freezer until you are ready to bake them.

To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

I get about 28-30 biscuits from a recipe.


  1. Mmm, I could eat some of those right now- hot with butter & apple or pumpkin butter on top! yummy!
    and is that a pampered chef stoneware tray i see? i have the same one for my toaster oven! aren't they the best!

  2. Oh, Wow!!! They look so wonderful--Kind of like KFC's biscuits--and that is a complete --YUMMY! I am sooooooooooooo going to try this----> Printing recipe as soon as I post this comment:)

    Thank you so much.


  3. I can't wait to make these... I LOVE recipes you can make and freeze to use at another time...
    Thank you for sharing~ Jen

  4. Thank you RHonda for this recipe! I can't wait to try it!!

  5. What a wonderful idea to freeze biscuits! They look so yummy.

  6. I need that pan!!! I love having biscuits, especially with gravy and sausage in the morning. But it is kind of a bother to make them each time, and I really don't like the storebought refrigerated ones so having frozen ones on hand sounds awesome to me!

  7. I will have to try freezing unbaked biscuts. I always wanted to buy them but they are way to expensive.

  8. These are a great idea! Do you mind if I steal your picture and add this recipe to my recipe blog?
    Let me know please!

    I definitely will use this recipe as there are only two of us. I never buy tube biscuits. There are just too many of them.We throw away half of them. They are expensive and they don't taste as good as homemade. My DH will by thrilled by this and I want to share it with my audience!

  9. Those are beautiful. I love this idea!

  10. Love this idea too I made some today and have them freezing now can't wait to try them
    Thanks for the great idea!

  11. Made them with butter. Thay are easy and delicious-not too salty! thanks for a great idea.

  12. Those poor little biscuits would never make it to the freezer in this household. lol


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