30 Mar

I really hate breakfast time lately. We’ve been trying to scale back from cereal as its expensive (we usually go through two boxes per meal).

Anyway, besides the French toast which I mentioned here previously, another one of our breakfast favorites is biscuits.

Here’s my current favorite recipe for big, fluffy biscuits. I learned to stop being so cheapy and not roll out the dough so thin so we could have bigger biscuits.  🙂  (We used to eat biscuit “cookies”  due to my being “frugal”)  🙂


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

This recipe comes from and its called “J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits “


Posted by on March 30, 2009 in Household: Recipes


3 responses to “Biscuits

  1. Nakia

    April 5, 2009 at 6:39 am

    As salaamu ‘alaikum wa RahmatuLLAHI wa Barakatuhu,

    JazakILLAH Khair for the recipe. I just made
    biscuits the other day using this recipe:

    I think I will have to try the one you posted
    too. My grandmother used to make them all the
    time and I hope to get the kids hooked like
    we were.

    take care,
    wa salaam,

    • talibiddeenjr

      April 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

      wa alaykum us salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

      wa yakum. And thanks for the link to yours. “Southern biscuits” sounds like it would be a winner.

  2. Umme Ayyoob

    October 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Assalaamu Alaiki
    Hope you & family are well. I was just reading through these old posts of yours and when I read in this specific one about how, due to having such a big family, you go through so many boxes of cereal, it reminded me of my childhood. I also come from a big family and boxed cereals were seen by us kids as a luxury, here one moment, gone the next!
    Anyway, what I actually want to say is: seen as breakfast is an important meal and we need to fortify ourselves with something healthy, we should not entirely make away with cereals.But instead of buying the instant boxed variety, perhaps one could prepare something like oatmeal porridge, which is far healthier, has many variations, goes quite a long way and is very easy on the pocket.
    Also, I don’t know about other countries, but here in South Africa, where one of our staples is maize, we have a very nourishing porridge which we prepare from maize-meal (ground maize) & then serve with milk, butter, cinnamon & sugar. (perhaps something similar to polenta? )
    Anyways, just a thought. Hope it was of some benefit.
    Was salaam…

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