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"Pre-making" biscuits

Bazel Jul 19, 2011 07:10 PM

I plan to make some buttermilk biscuits in the morning to bring to work to go with some homemade preserves.

Do you think I can cut the butter and shortening into the flour tonight then put everything in the fridge and then in the morning add the buttermilk? I am trying to shorten the prep time (cause I forgot I had an early dentist appointment after committing to bring these in) but don't want to compromise on fluffy goodness. Just afraid I'll lessen the reaction of the baking powder.



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  1. pikawicca RE: Bazel Jul 19, 2011 07:11 PM


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      shallots RE: Bazel Jul 19, 2011 07:20 PM

      A now deceased octogenarian neighbor would make the 'dough' without buttermilk for twelve dozen biscuits, refrigerate it over night, transport it two hours to her daughter's house in another state and bake them there for luncheons.

      1. paulj RE: Bazel Jul 19, 2011 07:28 PM

        That's what Bisquick is - the flour combined with bp and shortening.

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          LauraGrace RE: Bazel Jul 19, 2011 07:48 PM

          Another vote for absolutely. As long as you don't mix in the liquid ingredients.

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            rtms RE: Bazel Jul 19, 2011 08:45 PM

            I do it all the time. It makes a really easy treat. The baking powder reacts to the liquid and the heat. Pre-mixing dry ingredients and cutting in the fat won't affect hem.

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