Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy biscuits can be made gluten free or regular. Homemade gravy tops them deliciously.

I love it when I use my gluten free flour in a traditional recipe and the flavor and texture turns out so well. This is an example of one of one of my many triumphs.  I have had a recipe for simple biscuits on hand for a very long time. It had been a while since I made them. The family was eating breakfast out a little while back and something occurred to me… my oldest son often orders biscuits and gravy, and I don’t think I have ever made gravy from scratch for him. Well, now I can say I have. The recipe in this post is for the biscuits, but the next post will be for my gravy.  As with most of my gluten-free baked goods, you can use traditional flour in it’s place.

Pictured below are both gluten free and regular flour biscuits. Can you tell the difference?

biscuits and gravy 2

Click Here for my Sausage Gravy Recipe

Fluffy Biscuits
Fluffy biscuits can be made gluten free or regular. Homemade gravy tops them deliciously.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten free flour* (or regular flour)
  2. 4 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (for gluten free)
  4. 1 Tbsp. sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1/2 cup shortening
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2/3 cup milk
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 450° F
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, xanthan gum (if using), sugar and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add shortening, and using a pastry cutter, blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a separate small bowl, beat the egg into the milk.
  5. Pour the egg and milk into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface and knead about 15 times.
  7. Roll to approx. 3/4 inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter (or empty tin can), cut out biscuits and transfer to a baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 450° for about 8-10 minutes or until the tops begin to turn golden brown.
Notes
  1. *I use the oat flour version of my all purpose gluten free flour mix. Follow the green link below for the recipe...
Comfort Food Infusion http://comfortfoodinfusion.com/

http://comfortfoodinfusion.com/gluten-free-flour-mix/

 

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