I Love Biscuits!
I love them with butter.
I love them with country gravy.
I love them with homemade jam.
They're perfect accompaniment to breakfast or dinner and they're even useful for desserts!
You know what I used to hate about biscuits? The price of biscuit convenience.
Let me show you how super easy (and super cheap) it is to make your own freezer biscuits and you may never pick up those grocery store Grands again!
First things first. Assemble everything you'll need on the counter. It saves time and keeps you organized.
Next, dump the ENTIRE BOX of biscuit mix into your bowl. I'm using Cook's Corner biscuit mix from Aldi. Add about 2 and 3/4 Cups of Milk and mix until blended. You may need to add a little more milk depending on the consistency of your dough.
Turn dough onto a well floured counter top and knead it once or twice. Kneading it too much makes the dough too tough and no one wants a tough biscuit!
Roll out the dough and cut circles using a biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, or the top of a drinking glass.
Reassemble the dough and roll out once more. Cut out as many more biscuits as you can.
Put two biscuits into a fold top sandwich bag. Fold bag in half, and in half again to separate biscuits. This will keep the biscuits separate when they freeze and make it easy to use them later.
Take all of your individually wrapped biscuits and put them all into a large freezer bag. Make sure to mark the date on your bag. Biscuits are good for up to 1 year in the freezer, but you know you're going to eat them all before that!
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes -- just like you would for Pillsbury Grands!
Uh oh....there's some leftover dough. It would be a terrible shame to throw it away, and we can't use it again to make more biscuits or they'll end up tough.
How about pressing it into a muffin tin and sprinkling generously with cinnamon sugar? Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes and....
They look like flowers!
Serve warm with strawberries and whipped cream and you've created a BONUS DESSERT!
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Box of Aldi Biscuit Mix - Yields 36 Biscuits (plus 4 Bonus Dessert Biscuits) -
Total Fake-It Cost: $1.79
Compare to 36 Pillsbury Grands Frozen Biscuits (3 bags of 12 biscuits @ $3.79 each)
Total Fake-It Savings: $9.58
Why haven't I been doing this all along???