This super easy biscuit recipe uses no shortening and no butter! It's quick to make and tastes DELICIOUS!
I'm staying at my sister's house for a couple of days and last night I REALLY wanted biscuits. I'm not a big biscuit maker and usually have used a box of Bisquick, but this recipe is VERY simple and uses only ingredients that most people would always have on hand.
Most times when you look in a cookbook or online for a recipe for biscuits it calls for shortening. If you're like me, shortening isn't something that's in the kitchen cupboard.
Technically the word shortening means “any fat that is solid at room temperature and used in baking” but most of us refer to Crisco (or a store brand equivalent) as shortening and when a recipe calls for shortening, that is almost always what they are referring to.
Some biscuit recipes will call for butter and I'm more likely to have that in the refrigerator, but sometimes there's no butter available either.
Instead of shortening or butter, this easy recipe uses standard cooking oil. That simple change makes it easy to make homemade biscuits without shortening OR a boxed mix! I have make biscuits with olive oil in place of the standard vegetable oil and they tasted amazing too.
Because this recipe is very versatile, you could use whatever oil you have in your kitchen for cooking.
Easy Biscuit Recipe without Shortening
2 C flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 C oil
2/3 C milk
How to Make Biscuits without Shortening:
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
Put the oil in a small bowl, add the milk, but do NOT mix together.
Move liquid into dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
Knead a couple of times (I just used a silicone spatula, not my hands) to form it into a ball.
Roll out dough to 1/2″ thick between two pieces of plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Cut into 10-12 squares.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. – – I spread the tops with butter for the last 2 minutes of baking.
Also try this Sour Milk biscuits recipe. It's great for using up milk that has just started to go sour:
- 2 C flour
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 C oil
- 2/3 C milk
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
- Put the oil in a small bowl, add the milk, but do NOT mix together.
- Move liquid into dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
- Knead a couple of times (I just used a silicone spatula, not my hands) to form it into a ball.
- Roll out dough to 1/2" thick between two pieces of plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
- Cut into 10-12 squares.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. - - I spread the tops with butter for the last 2 minutes of baking.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information has been automatically calculated and may not be accurate.