Gluten Free Biscuits – easy to make!

We like baking powder biscuits with our turkey pie.  Before our gluten free days I would place the biscuit top over the filling and bake it all in the oven.  It has taken years to find a good gluten free biscuit recipe and I think I may finally have tweaked a recipe enough to make it close…..I baked these on a baking sheet this time but next time I will try baking the biscuit on top of the turkey pie filling.  This recipe is extremely soft.  You can make drop biscuits or for cut biscuits place a generous amount of sweet rice flour on counter and place biscuit dough on flour.  Dust both sides with flour and lightly pat to 1/2″ thick. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on greased sheet.


Gluten Free Biscuits
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 tablespoons shortening (could substitute butter or lard)
1 1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum
Mix dry ingredients together. Using a fork or pastry blender cut the shortening into the dry mixture until crumbly
Add the vinegar to the milk and stir into the dry mixture.  Stir lightly with a fork.  Place some gluten free flour ( I used sweet rice flour) onto counter. Lightly dust the ball of dough with flour and knead it 6 – 8 times until it is smooth.  Flatten with hands to about 1/2″ thick.  Cut into 6 circles with biscuit cutter or glass cup. Preheat oven to 425. Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet. Brush a little melted butter or oil on top of each biscuit.  Place baking tray in oven and reduce heat to 375 . Bake for 20 minutes.

Biscuits ready to be brushed with melted butter – optional
You can see how nicely they have risen

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