Homemade Biscuits for The Grand

I made these biscuits today for The Grand. He has several food allergies and is quite restricted on the number of baked goodies that are safe for him. I love to bake for my family but The Grand cannot have any of the treats I make for everyone else. He is especially allergic to wheat, eggs, and peanuts.

Today I made a couple of changes to an old family recipe so he can have at least one homemade bread item.

The recipe is my mom’s and I’m pretty sure she got it from my grandma. I have listed the original recipe with my alterations to the right.

Let me know if you try it and how you like it.


Stir together 2 cups of flour (or a nonwheat flour*)

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Cut in               1/4 cup shortening (I use butter.)

Stir in               ¾ cup milk (I also use buttermilk.)**


Knead lightly with fingertips on floured board about 30 seconds until smooth. Pat or roll out to ½” thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased shallow baking pan and bake at 4500 for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 14 2” biscuits.

I did not roll these out but dropped them from a spoon.

*Today I used a blend a friend gave me. I also have a blend I bought at Costco—Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend.

**The nonwheat flour needs a little more milk. Add slowing till the dough is well mixed.

Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.

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