Cooking 101 Basics Week #15 – Biscuits from Scratch

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How the Classes and Challenge Work:

Cooking 101: The Basics is a 16 week class on Wednesdays.  I will post a new recipe with tips on getting great results along with pictures. It’s like your own personal online cooking school!  Take as long as you need, but once you make the recipe (or a similar version) come back and add your link to the post to share with everyone.  No blog…no worries…add your pictures to the Facebook group, we’d all love to see them!

Got questions?  Email, leave a comment, but the best place will be the facebook group!

Grab your aprons and let’s get cooking!

The Cooking 101 ebook is HERE! 21 Easy Scratch Recipes


I can’t believe this series is almost over.  Next week is the final week…have y’all enjoyed it?  I hope you have enjoyed these back to basic recipes.  They are no frills, just good ol’ home cooked recipes.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

This week was a challenge for me.  I’m still new to cooking gluten free and dairy free, so developing a biscuit recipe for myself and others that have these allergies was hard.  Sure, I can make a regular biscuit and I have been for 20 years (yikes…that sounds like I’m really old).  Here’s what the gluten free, vegan look like…not quite a pretty, but totally delish (and they were awesome with gravy and reheated).

Gluten Free & Vegan "Buttermilk" Biscuits

Biscuits are comfort food in my home.  Had a hard day…here’s some biscuits and gravy, Need a hearty breakfast…have some biscuits, It’s a Holiday…have some biscuits.  We eat them all the time.  However, 99% of the time, I don’t roll out and cut biscuits….I use the good ol’ drop biscuit method.  Nothing in the recipe is different except you skip all that rolling and cutting.  Just scoop out a blob (yes that’s the official word) and drop it on the baking sheet!  Easy!

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits from Scratch
  • 2 cups AP flour, plus more for dusting the board
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbl baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbls butter, very cold and cut into small chunks
  • ¾-1 cup buttermilk
  • See Notes for GF and DF options!
  1. Preheat oven to 450F*** and prepare baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir just to mix up a bit. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry cutter until butter pieces are about the size of peas. Slowly add in buttermilk until dough forms.
  3. Turn dough out onto counter that has been lighly dusted with flour. Roll to about ½ inch thick and cut with a 2in biscuit ring or a drinking glass. Gently transfer to prepared pan.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until they are a light golden color and cooked all the way through.
  1. use 1½ cups sweet rice flour plus ½ cup potato starch (not potato flour)
  1. use soy baking sticks instead of butter and use 2 tsps lemon juice plus DF milk of choice to equal ¾-1 cup buttermilk
  2. GF/DF biscuits should cook at 400F for 17-20 minutes.

{Last week: Pasta      Next Week: Pie Crust}


The Cooking 101 ebook is HERE! 21 Easy Scratch Recipes

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  1. This is by far the best biscuit recipe I’ve come across! I use a gluten free flour blend that I make with brown rice flour, white rice and flaxmeal (a 3:2:1 ratio). Have you tried premaking these and freezing them?

  2. Thank you for a great recipe! I just made them. Mine didn’t turn out as golden as yours, but now that I know how easy they are to make, I’ll try them again and maybe watch them closer in the oven. Thanks a bunch!


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