Friday, August 27, 2010

Freezer Biscuits

5 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup shortening, butter or a combo of both
1 envelope yeast
2 Tbsp warm water
2 cups buttermilk

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse sand. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add both the yeast water and the buttermilk to the flour. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and feels elastic. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into circles and lay on a cookie sheet.

Freeze until hard and then place into a freezer container. To use: bake at a preheated 425 degrees until tops are light brown...about 15 minutes. You can bake these either frozen or unfrozen. If you let them thaw, they will rise a bit because of the yeast

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