Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Biscuit ~ Quick and filling breakfast recipe !

The thought of making American Biscuits entered my mind while I was watching one of the episodes of Desperate Housewives, where Susan's MIL visits her and takes up the initiative to teach her cooking. Her MIL starts with American Biscuit because she thinks that it is one thing that cannot go wrong and is easy to start with. I wondered if it really was that easy to make.

Next thing I did was search for a recipe and decided to make it the next morning as Jacob would be working from home. That would give me ample time to work with a new recipe as I wouldn't have to pack up lunch while I make breakfast.

Jacob is not a fan of biscuits but I wanted to give it a try atleast once. I must say it was much quicker a process than what I had anticipated and it turned out flaky and delicious as I had dreamt of last night :P. Yeah, I was so obsessed about making them that I did dream about them. Ohh, I must say Jacob ate his stomach full and a little more I guess :) and he liked it so much that he wanted it to be made often. So when we made it the second time, I photographed them to share the recipe with you guys. I guess he would have never known his love for biscuits if I had never given it a try. So why don't you too give it a try and see if you fall in love with it for the first time or may be again(if you are already in love with it :))

  1. 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour/maida
  2. 2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp of salt
  4. 1 tbsp of granulated white sugar
  5. 113 gms of cold unsalted butter
  6. 3/4 cup of milk
  7. 1 large egg

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, salt , sugar and baking powder. 
  • Cut the block of butter into small cubes and drop it into the bowl.
  • Use your finger tips to cut the butter into the dry ingredients untill they turn out into coarse crumbs.
  • Beat the egg and add it into the bowl. Also pour in the milk. Mix it till they combine together and form a sticky and lumpy dough.
  • Place it on a floured surface and knead it to form a smooth dough.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a floured cookie cutter to cut of biscuits out of it and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the top of the biscuits with egg wash.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes or untill the surface turns golden brown and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Serve it warm with sausage gravy/butter/jam.  

  1. Mix the dough only untill the ingredients come together. The dough should not be over worked with else they might turn hard.

Recipe courtesy : Joy of Baking


  1. Being a food blogger is like movie script writer u never know from where the idea spark comes :))
    The biscuits look perfectly done.

  2. love this American southern biscuits...tempting clicks
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  3. i love biscuits hot from oven...just some low fat cream cheese and some strawberry jam----that is like finger licking good

    1. Thanks Divya...ur comment is making me tempt to make it again today :)

  4. I love biscuit but don't make them as often as I should have. :) Yours look perfect, flaky and light. Thank you so much for sharing. hehehe....I miss watching Desperate Housewife. Haven't done that for years.

  5. that's diff. kind of biscuit, with something in between, them couldn't be fresh and tender than these, amazing

  6. njan biscuit ennu perum kandu, pictureum kandu - pettennalochichu, ente kanninu valla kuzhapavumundo, ethu bunallae??? hehe... glad to know something new, and this does look like a real good breakfast option... the pics look awesome, anupa... good one! :)

    1. Thanks Rafeeda...he he he...confusion ondakum....
      hmm...Ee post'inde pere mattendirikunnu

  7. Your biscuits looks exactly like the one I used to imagine when I read about American breakfast in Novels...I loved the way you give intro... :-)

  8. nice experiment Anupa. Glad that it turned out great ! we got a new recipe to try out :) I am trying this for sure ! bookmarked!

  9. The biscuits looks flaky and I can almost smell it. I have to get my hands around these bread area soon :)

  10. I love biscuits with jam gravy or just butter...these looks so so good...havent baked them in a while... :(
    Shema | LifeScoops

  11. Perfectly made American biscuits luks so yummy......

  12. These biscuits look yummy. They should taste better with coffee. I want some for myself right now!!!!! LOL.. I'm very foodie kind of guy.

    Finn Felton
    Kopi Luwak


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