Biscuits in the Oven


Here’s a recipe for gluten-free biscuits. It’s adapted from Bette Hagman’s, The Gluten-free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods. She suggests to serve these for biscuits and gravy, for shortcake, or for eating with butter. If you’re craving biscuits and have fifteen minutes, get your mixing bowls and baking trays out and make a delectable batch of these!

If you love regular biscuits, skip to the bottom of the page.

Adapted from Bette Hagman’s, ‘Featherlight Biscuit‘ recipe:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

7/8 cp. Featherlight Mix*
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsps. shortening/butter
1/2 cp. buttermilk/whole milk

In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening/butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk/milk and work gently until the dough forms a ball. Turn dough out onto a surface dusted with rice flour and pat/roll to 3/4″ thickness. Cut dough into 2 1/2″ squares or form round biscuits using a 2 1/2″ round cutter or small drinking glass. Bake for 10-12 mins. Serve with butter. Makes 8 biscuits.

*Featherlight Rice Flour Mix:

Rice flour (1 part/3 cups)
Tapioca flour (1 part/3 cups)
Cornstarch (1 part/3 cups)
Potato flour-not potato starch (1 part/3 tbsps)

Southern folks here love their biscuits. I love them too, more than I should, especially with naughty fried chicken, collared greens and mac n’ cheese. Everyone should try Soul food if they get a chance to.

Bob’s Red Mill makes great gluten-free mixes. Go to this site for excellent gluten-free recipes. If you’re gluten tolerant, here’s a quick and easy low-fat biscuit recipe. Enjoy!

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  • Gloria says:

    They look delicious! But are you gluten intolerant? If you are no wonder you felt tired in Italy! LoL

  • LD says:

    Thanks, I don’t have Celiac disease but yes, I don’t tolerate gluten well so this is a lifestyle choice. The tiredness in Italy was from overindulging in too much of your amazing food and wine! Also, from just being on vacation; I was on 3-4 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make for lively company especially once the food and wine sinks in. I gained almost ten pounds from that month away! LoL

  • Gloria says:

    Well… that’s usually me in Canada! Don’t worry: we were all like you so we didn’t notice! LOL The heat doesn’t help either, but you must be used to that.

  • LD says:

    I will never get used to the heat here or anywhere else. LOL I was raised in Canada and loved the cold, then I spent several more years in New England and loved the change of seasons there too. Miami is only tolerable now because it’s January.

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