Homemade biscuits are very popular amongst many people. This is mainly because they make the perfect snacks which can be taken between meals or even together with main meals. The biscuits are also ideal when going for outdoor activities such as picnics because they take considerable time before they go bad. Furthermore, the biscuits are easy to prepare and if prepared in the right way they take little time to get ready. Because of this it is important to know how to make delicious and nutritious homemade biscuits. There are several options that one can use to bake the biscuits but it is important to know the basic option of making the biscuit from scratch.
The first step of making the biscuits is making sure that all the ingredients and other components that will be used are available. This makes the preparation convenient since one does not have to stop to look for some ingredients. Here are the ingredients needed to make the biscuits.
- Two cups of all-purpose flour
- Three tablespoons of baking powder
- Two tablespoons of sugar
- One teaspoon of salt
- A third cup of vegetable oil
- Two third cup of milk
The steps to follow
After ensuring everything needed is in place one should then preheat the oven to about 246 degrees. The importance of this is that the oven might take time to heat to the ideal temperatures and therefore it is important to heat it before putting the biscuits in the oven. Furthermore, the high temperature is required to reduce the time it takes to prepare the biscuits
The next step should be to combine the dry ingredients which are the flour, the baking powder, salt and sugar. These dry ingredients should be mixed in a clean bowl that can accommodate all of them. The importance of mixing the dry ingredients first is that they might not blend well if they are combined together with the wet ingredients. The next step should be to get a separate bowl and pour in the oil. The milk should then be added on the same bowl that contains the oil and the two ingredients should be mixed. The mixture should then be added to the bowl containing the mixed dry ingredients. The entire mixture should then be stirred until it is properly mixed.
The mixture of the dry and wet ingredients should make dough which should then be transferred to a flat floured surface. The dough should be rolled using a floured roller to ensure the rolled dough is between a quarter inch to a three quarters inch thick depending on the thickness that one wants. The rolled dough should then be cut into small pieces whose size also depends on the size of the biscuits one wants. One can use a biscuit cutter to cut the rolled dough or just an
After the pieces have been cut one should then transfer them to the baking pan. One should ensure there is about an inch between the pieces to ensure they cook in conveniently manner. After all the pieces have been put on the pan a few leftover balls of the rolled dough might remain. These pieces can be rolled together again to make a few pieces.
When the cut pieces are put on the pan, one should then open the already hot oven and put the pan inside. The biscuit usually takes about twelve minutes to bake properly where one knows that they are baked after they turn a little brown. However, since the oven has high heat one should check whether the biscuits are baked after eight minutes to avoid overcooking. After the biscuit have been properly baked one should remove the pan from the oven and wait for about ten minutes for the biscuits to cool down. When they are properly cooled down one can serve in whichever way one wishes or keep them to be eaten later.
It is evident that baking homemade biscuits is simple and can be done by almost anyone. All what one needs is to have the necessary amenities and also have all the ingredients. The quantities of ingredients do not have to be the quantities stipulated. Instead, one can increase or reduce the ingredients depending on the quantities of the biscuits one wants to make. One can also add a few additives to make the biscuits tastier provided the additives do not interfere with the baking. Therefore, by following the outline guidelines one can conveniently and easily bake homemade biscuits.