By elainegl on January 18, 2006
Photo by 3RiversCook
Photo by 3RiversCook
"These biscuits combine an adaptation of Roben Ryberg's biscuit ingredients from The Gluten-Free Kitchen with Cooks Illustrated's method for making biscuits. These are very white...if you liked the white, spongy things that you could buy at Kentucky Fried Chicken, you'll like these. Lately I've been substituting 1-1/4 cups brown rice flour mix for the two starches. It turns out really good with a little less white and a little more nutrition."
Serving Size: 1 (58 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"i just saw this recipe tonight and had no reason to try making these at 8pm but after reading the great reviews comparing them to KFC biscuits that i have missed for years, i had to try. they turned out DELISH the very 1st time, which rarely happens for me! These are so easy and so good. i am so happy you dont even need to use eggs either. i used 1/2 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup brown rice flour and 1/4 cup tapioca for flour blend. i also used hemp milk. thanks for posting, love this repice and cant wait to finally trick my husband with something gluten free."
"Made these for my GF daughter who is coming to visit so she can have the make-ahead-and-freeze biscuits with egg, cheddar and turkey bacon. First batch of 6 needed an extra six minutes to bake and still the inside was a tiny bit underdone. For my next batch I'll make 4 biscuits so they're larger and will bake longer. Used 1 C brown rice flour and 1/4 c corn starch. They're very yummy and don't even taste gluten free!"
"Finally tried this recipe, and was VERY happy with it. Both my kids loved them, too. The 8 yr old liked sausage on his, and the 6 yr old liked them with jelly. (All three of us eat GF.) Even my gluten-eating Dad ate several. I did have a hard time getting them to brown on top, but that was not worth taking away a star. The taste and texture were excellent!"
"Seriously perfect gluten free biscuits! I followed the instructions exactly and made Recipe #329127. I make 4 large biscuits so they take about 16-20 minutes to cook. TIME SAVER: Measure the dry ingredients into individual baggies and store in your pantry for later use. Then simply add butter & milk! NO FOOD PROCESSOR: Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives to thoroughly cut in the butter works just fine."
"YUMMY!!!!! Every time I try a fabulous recipe I feel less deprived. These have to be better for you than the KFC biscuits. :) I used the GF mix of rice, potato, and tapioca and that turned out well. I had to bake them for 20 minutes. The first time I tried them the inside wasn't done. I tried putting them back in the oven, but that didn't work. I had to try again. Boy, I sure am glad I did. I really like the texture. I am sure I'll be making these over and over again. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!! I don't have a food processor, so I made this by hand using a whisk to mix the dry ingredients, a pastry blender to add the butter and a spoon when I added the buttermilk."
"Great biscuits! I did reduce the xantham gum to 1 tsp and used 1 cup of brown rice flour and 1/4 cup of cornstarch. They tasted very good. I will be making these again."
"Was making soup, DH said, "Sourdough bread would go great with that!" After letting out a big sigh, I said, "How about biscuits?" A quick search pulled these up. He wasn't disappointed in the least! These were great! I used 3/4 c brown rice flour, 1/2 c tapioca starch. They were a tad grainy for my taste, so next time I will try sorghum flour in place of the brown rice, but that in no way detracts from this fabulous recipe. I will be making these often! When shaping them, I made sure I kept my hands damp, as the gf dough tends to stick less that way. Thanks so much for posting!"
"I wish I could give this recipe more than five stars! I'm amazed that GF biscuits can actually be light, fluffy and delicious. These are wonderful! I will definitely be making these again...and again...!"
"Love 'em so much that I pre-mix the dry ingredients an store in baggies in the freezer. Makes it so easy to prepare. Also use my large cookie scoop for convenience - so they look much more like drop biscuits but the taste is still awesome."
"Fantastic recipe! I have been craving sausage gravy and biscuits but eating gluten free makes that a challenge. I substituted 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour as suggested in the notes. I made gluten free sausage gravy with quinoa flour instead of regular flour and the gravy and biscuits together were perfect! Thanks for a great recipe."
"First attempt and it was excellent. I need to obviously work on the dough a bit (food processor would be helpful) as it wasn't quite stiff enough to not spread out. Used the batter to make a loaf of monkey bread and it was incredible. I have only been gluten free for about six months and I have been fervently looking for recipes, refusing to accept the fact that I can't enjoy food because I can't eat eat wheat (or it's relatives). However, while proficient at many types of cooking and baking, biscuits were one of those things I never quite got a handle on and have been more intimidating under the new requirements of being gluten free. This recipe was a surprising and joyous discovery. The only thing I did differently was leave out the xantham gum as my research has left me to understand gums aren't necessary in non-yeast baking and can be substituted in yeast baking. My next experiment with these will be to use buckwheat and/or brown rice flour for a better nutritional value. However, even if tomorrow I learned that I could eat gluten without suffering, I would use this recipe. It is THAT good."
"Hands Down best glutten free biscuit recipe ever!!!! Made as written, didn't change a thing so my review was based solely on the recipe itself. Next time, will place dough in small loaf shape ramikins to make individual loafs....thanks from a happy & full glutten free Grandma!"
"These were fantastic! I will make this often. I have only been gluten free for about 6 months and am collecting recipes to make life easier. Thanks so much for posting!"
"I am always looking for good gluten free recipes, my daughter has been gluten free for severals years now and at first gluten free baking was not so good. These are the best biscuits ever. When I first saw how the dough came out I thought no way were these going to be any good...well I was wrong! They are wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly but I used an ice-cream scoop sprayed with a little cooking spray to make the biscuit and baked them for 20 minutes, came out perfect. Now I hope she likes them...my husband gave them thumbs up!"
"These biscuits were sooo good! My family who is not GF really liked them too! They have great texture, a slight sponginess to them. I made them drop biscuits and we ate them with dried beef gravy. I used all the ingredients as directed."
"I found this recipe after the last recipe failed to deliver on taste. I read the reviews here and had to try it. I was not disappointed and neither was my daughter; they really do taste like KFC biscuits. I made a few changes...I baked them 20 mins as was suggested by previous reviewers, and I added 1 cup brown rice flour with 1/4 cup of the cornstarch. Mmmmm!"
"Revision of review: Since my previous review, I've learned there is a big difference between potato flour vs. potato starch. I didn't know this! I used potato flour. I will definitely be trying the potato starch next time, as the creator of this recipe said informed me the starch is a much better and lighter consistency without the "potato-y" flavor. I can't wait to try this! I'm sure it will make all the difference! I looked it up myself online and sure enough, she is right! I can't wait to try these again with my newfound information!..........
Previous: I've made this twice and they came out great both times! These are the first gf biscuits I've made that haven't come out like hockey pucks. They are actually moist and delicious! The first time they had a little too much "potato" flavor for me, so the second time I substituted half the potato flour for white rice flour and they came out perfect! Thank you for this recipe!! I can finally make great biscuits for my gf son that the whole family can enjoy (and we all did!). BTW... I baked about 20 minutes per other reviews and it was just right."
"My husband has declared that I am not allowed to make any other biscuits than these ever again. He was skeptical that they would actually taste like KFC biscuits, but they really do. And he isn't even gluten free! YAY! Thank you for an awesome recipe!"
"I just found this recipe a couple of days ago. I was so excited about it that I tried it today. These biscuits were perfect! I made myself a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, and it tasted just as good or better than the ones you can get from McDonalds!"