How Do You Make Homemade Biscuits With Water?

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Homemade biscuits are an accompaniment for just about any kind of meal. Smear them with jam for breakfast or serve with ham as part of a holiday dinner. Most biscuit recipes call for a dairy-based moistening agent, such as milk or cream. Despair not if you do not have any milk left in the house, as you can easily make homemade biscuits with water. This yeast-based recipe makes 2 dozen biscuits. Pour 3/8 cup warm water and the envelope of yeast into a mixing bowl. Let the yeast dissolve--it will start to look frothy. Measure 2 1/2 cups of flour into another mixing bowl. Add 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/8 tsp. baking soda to the flour. Mix all dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Put half a stick of butter or margarine in with the dry ingredients and mix until the dough starts to crumble. This process may be easier to complete with your hands rather than a spoon. Pour the yeast-and-water mixture into the dry ingredients. Add an additional 1 cup of ... more
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