This basic biscuit recipe has been in my family for a while. It goes back a few generations as my mother got it from her mother, who in turn, had gotten it from her mother. It also uses basic ingredients and is easy on the budget. It results in a versatile biscuit that can be served in a variety of ways. It can be used as is for a delicious biscuit to accompany a cup of tea or coffee, or served along with dinner or lunch.
Like any basic biscuit recipe it has many uses and can be easily adjusted by addition of another ingredient. Add parmesan cheese for cheesy biscuits or use for your favorite fruit cobbler. Like many recipes that are passed down in families, some of the ingredients are approximate amounts. If you want to add grated parmesan cheese try adding a generous handful. You may need to add slightly more flour. After your first batch you will get an idea if you need to do so. This recipes makes about 15 biscuits. Do not cut the recipe in half if 15 is too many. Instead, freeze uncooked biscuits on a cookie sheet to bake another time. Freeze up to 4 weeks. This biscuit recipe takes only 30 minutes start to finish.
Ingredients Needed for Making 1-2-3 Biscuits
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups flour
Directions for Biscuits
Step 1 – Mix the DRY ingredients together. Preheat oven to 375° F & grease 2 cookie sheets.
Step 2 – Add whipping cream to the dry mix and stir with spoon or fork just until combined.
Step 3 – Using large spoon, drop mounds of dough 1″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
(If the biscuits are frozen prior to baking increase baking time to about 18 minutes)
These biscuits are great served warm with a little butter or margarine. They can stand alone but are also perfect to serve with soup or main course.