Flour Power

Today,  my 10 year old daughter, Andrea, and I made an oldie, but goodie! We made homemade from scratch biscuits!

Andrea has never made biscuits before so she was excited. Plus, she had a tooth pulled this morning so she was a feeling little loopy. I probably should have done a video with this one. It would have been AFV gold!

This recipe is so easy and only has these five ingredients:

Andrea started out by measuring the flour. Somehow, she created a flour explosion on the counter. I’m not even sure how she managed to fling it into the places she did, but it. was. everywhere. Flour reminds me of glitter in the way that it finds obscure places to hide for years and it sticks to your body like glue. I had to suppress my urge to take over and let her keep going. She smiled at me all wonky (she was still numb on one side) and got back to work.

Once she got all the dry and wet ingredients added and mixed, she needed to knead the dough. I have no clue where she learned how to do it, but she knew exactly what to do.

Next, we moved on to rolling out the dough. Ugh. This was painful to watch. I cleaned the counter really well before we started, but I put down wax paper for her to put the dough on. She started rolling it out and it was slip-sliding everywhere. She got mad, rolled really hard and the entire paper flung off of the counter. There was a matrix type moment when she went to grab the paper and the roller pin levitated in the air while she re-positioned and got everything back into place. I’m not exactly 100% sure what happened as it was stupid fast, but I stood there dumbfounded and vowed to find out how she does this kitchen magic!

I think Andrea was most excited about cutting out hearts and stars for her and her siblings. I gave her the cookie(biscuit) cutters and she got to work. The dough should have been thicker, but we were so hungry at this point I just wanted to get these in the oven. After she cut a few, I took over and finished up since she was asking to eat the dough. Kids can be gross! We are just going to blame the tooth extraction and move on.

The biscuits cooked quickly and evenly and my smoke detector only went off twice so it was a great morning! (*I’ll explain the smoke detector below) Here is the finished product with grape jam/jelly.

I wanted to share a few other topping ideas we like!

  • butter and brown sugar
  • butter and cinnamon/sugar
  • syrup
  • honey
  • any flavor jelly or jam

*Smoke Detector story- For some strange reason, my smoke detector goes off any time the oven is at 400 degrees or higher.  The smoke detector is clear across the room and I’ll never understand it, but it is super sensitive. Good for emergencies, but bad for cooking. You just sort of get used to it. My husband yells “Dinner’s Ready!” every time the oven sets the smoke detector off.

Homemade from Scratch Biscuits

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together milk and oil.
  4. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until flour is moistened.
  5. Knead the dough 5-6 times.
  6. Spread dough onto floured surface and pat or roll out. Needs to be around 1/4 in thick.
  7. Use cookie cutters or a glass to cut out dough.
  8. Place the dough on a cookie sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve with favorite topping.