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Monday, April 20, 2015

My Name Is bj.....and I'm a BISCUITHOLIC

Some of you might have figured out that I am
OBSESSED  WITH  BISCUITS....
Can't help it...I love 'em to the moon and back.

Have you ever made biscuits with OIL instead of SHORTENING..?

I didn't know it could be done...

Hungry for biscuits one morning and finding out 
I had no shortening in my pantry or fridge...
and not wanting to use BUTTER,
I googled WHAT TO DO...

I found a recipe HERE
and it called for OIL....

WAIT......WHAAAT...????  OIL..??

OK....you KNOW I had to try it...and tell YOU
about it, in case you find you don't have shortening, either.


It made a fairly nice dough...
and instead of rolling it out with a rolling pin,
I simply used my fingers to form what I thought was about right in thickness...






And, I used a small juice glass to cut them out... dipping the rim into flour each cut, because I wanted small biscuits...
All my cutters are larger. 

They turned our REALLY PRETTY...
and DON'TCHAKNOW we all want a pretty biscuit...
hahhaa....like the earth will stop spinning if our biscuits are ugly....


Ymmmm.....
Flaky....
not as light with the use of OIL..
but  the taste was really good.


I halved the recipe so I came out with 
SIX pretty biscuits...


I am such a lover of CHERRIES that my favorite preserves  .....
CHERRY
♥ ♥ ♥


I tell ya.....they are GOOOD.


...just so ya know....you CAN use oil instead of shortening.

As with all biscuit dough, just make sure to use enuf milk to make a sticky, soft dough..
If your dough is dry, your biscuits will also be dry...
For success with making a good biscuit,
I nearly ALWAYS use more milk than the recipe calls for. 

I still prefer SHORTENING...just makes a lighter, flakier bread...
but using oil is quicker...not that much mixing...
and if you're in a hurry, oil works fine.
and....THERE YOU HAVE IT...
THE REST OF THE STORY....:>) 
xoxo bj


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31 comments:

  1. They are pretty! I always like a pretty biscuit! lol

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  2. Yummy. These look delish. I've never made biscuits before but I do love to eat them. Will have to give the recipe a try. Happy new week BJ.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  3. Biscuits are very forgiving. Sometimes, I don't have milk so use water. Still get a biscuit. May not be the very best one ever, but it passes. I have used oil and shortening, yet I prefer using butter.

    Your photos always make me want to eat something. Ha! I may have to go dig a cherry out of the jar.

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  4. Oh, this is killing me! I'd love a biscuit right now. They look yummy!

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  5. They look wonderful! My husband is the biscuitaholic at our house. We like ours with a little apricot jam.

    BJ, I'm featuring a gorgeous new blogger right now. Come by if you can because I know you'll love it. :)

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  6. Why do I want to go make biscuits right now, bj??? The cherry preserves on top, well, that just takes the cake!!

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  7. Tonight was the first time I've had biscuits in eons and I think I'm rehooked on them. Yours look delicious!

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  8. Oh friend you make me laugh and hungry for a biscuit

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  9. These looks so yummy!! I want to make some now. Don't have shortening so I will use the oil. Yay!!

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  10. Helloooooo BJ! Nice to meet the biscuit addiction.
    Always great to be inspired by happy people, like you.
    I never did biscuits but the oil trick will be helpful when I do.
    Love,
    T

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  11. I learned something new. Your biscuits look so yummy. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. Hi again, BJ. Thanks for returning the visit. Browsing your page a little.
    These look yummy. I'm obsessed with bread, period.
    In response to your comment, my favorite blue is turquoise/aqua too.
    Pleasure to meet you.

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  13. Oh my....oh my...oh my! First of all....LOVE the post title!!!!! Second....LOVE the photos.....and I thank you for the recipe!!! Big hugs BJ!

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  14. I'm a lazy cook, and have been using a recipe using oil since the 1970s. My family doesn't know any different - they think that is the way biscuits should taste. I won't tell them that shortening is better!!!! Sally

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  15. Now you've gone and done it. My mouth is watering for hot biscuits and butter.

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  16. Jean, If you lived closer I would so be sucking up to be at your house to eat all the time. I can't quit laughing from your I'm a biscuitaholic. That is so my hubby too.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  17. Oh BJ you're too funny! Aren't we all? I too love biscuits.
    xoxo,
    vera

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  18. I'm with you Brenda....love the biscuits that are home made and fresh....but I'll go for the strawberry or raspberry preserves, not cherry.

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  19. Mmmm...they look heavenly! How do you stay so skinny, bj????

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  20. The photo of the biscuit and cherry jam is making my mouth water! I never saw an ugly biscuit, is there such a thing? ;)

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  21. Those biscuits looks so good, Bj like I could just pick one up and eat it! I have never tried using oil, but now I know I can, thanks for sharing.
    I read your last post about your clocks, loved every one of them as you know I love clocks, and like you when out and about, I am always looking for a new one.While at Kirklands last week, I had one in my hands, and talked myself out of it, (I must be slipping) am now wishing I had brought it home. I think I see a trip in my near future ~smile~ Someday soon I will show you my clocks, and like you some work some don't but it just doesn't matter. lol
    Have a blessed week,
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  22. Those do look delicious (oh my, I keep reminding myself, I always get hungry if I visit this blog!). I make biscuits for breakfast every once in a while, but have always used shortening...

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  23. I don't make biscuits from scratch anymore, but this is a good tip to keep in mind if I do and don't have shortening. They DO look good.
    Thanks for sharing your biscuits with us ... next time you have to make more.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  24. I think I have some shortening I need to use up before it goes bad. Biscuits sound real good. Your oil biscuits look good with that lovely jam!

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  25. I feel like an idiot; I have never made biscuits! Never. Oh dear, I am missing out:)

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  26. Looking and sounding mighty good!

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  27. Told ya we were sisters! :) LOVE biscuits ~ always have, always will. My mother used to make them every morning for breakfast when we were growing up. A definite comfort food for me!

    xo
    Pat

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  28. That cherry jam - I need some. I'm a biscuitaholic, too...and I am not ashamed!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj