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I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE HOMEMADE BISCUITS AND THEY JUST WANT COME OUT RIGHT. WHAT AM DOING? I HAVE NO IDEA. PLEASE PLEASE HELP
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I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/17/2011 7:44 PM EDT
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I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE HOMEMADE BISCUITS AND THEY JUST WANT COME OUT RIGHT. WHAT AM DOING? I HAVE NO IDEA. PLEASE PLEASE HELP

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/17/2011 8:19 PM EDT
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I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE HOMEMADE BISCUITS AND THEY JUST WANT COME OUT RIGHT. WHAT AM DOING? I HAVE NO IDEA. PLEASE PLEASE HELP
Posted by TIFFANI H


Tiffani,  I feel your pain!!  I, too, have issues with homemade biscuits though I am a good baker otherwise.  There must be some secret to the process, a secret I don't know.  And this is from a woman whose Southern grandma used to just grab handfuls of ingredients and out came great biscuits.  She never measured and she didn't have a recipe I could copy.  Unfortunately, she was already 40 when my Mom was born and she lived far from where we were located.  I didn't get the opportunity to work in the kitchen with her.

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/17/2011 8:57 PM EDT
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It depends on what kind of biscuits you're making?  If they're yeast based, check the date on the yeast.  If it's too old it won't work or if the water you're using is too hot.

  If you're using baking powder, be sure to check that it isn't too old, that too loses power when too old.   Hope this helps.

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/17/2011 9:34 PM EDT
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TIFFANI -- sorry, very sorry I can't help you.  I'm reading each reply hoping it will help me!!

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/17/2011 10:25 PM EDT
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I can't add anything else to what was already said.  They already gave my advice. 

What kind of biscuits are you trying to make---yeast or baking powder?

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/18/2011 10:29 AM EDT
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I can't add anything else to what was already said.  They already gave my advice.  What kind of biscuits are you trying to make---yeast or baking powder?
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Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/18/2011 12:42 PM EDT
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I never really made biscuits. I had enough trouble with rolls!  LOL

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/18/2011 12:56 PM EDT
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Sorry, I can't help you either.  I usually make biscuits from those rolls or the pouches that you just add water too.  I used to make homemade biscuits every once in awhile.  I think I used Bisquick to make them.

Re: I'M A FLOUR GEEK

posted at 5/18/2011 9:26 PM EDT
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Without seeing the recipe it is hard to tell.
One thing you have to watch is do not handle the mixture very much.  Once the liquid has been added the biscuits can get very tough.  It is ok if the dough looks "shaggy".  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and press it together.  Pat it out don't roll it.  Then cut out your biscuits.
A great biscuit does not have to look pretty!

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