Perfectly Easy Yeast Biscuits

Have you ever been almost completely done with dinner and you realize that homemade biscuits would be the perfect addition?

Have you ever had an invite to dinner and you want to take something, but you know you won’t have time to spend cooking before going?

Or maybe you just really want biscuits, but you’re missing one of the main ingredients?

What if you had biscuits stashed in your freezer perfect for times such as these? I’m going to share a biscuit recipe that is perfect for cooking on the spot or freezing and saving for a later date. This is my Grandmomma’s recipe. My daddy can remember helping her make these biscuits and how she would make multiple batches and freeze for later. Apparently the ones she baked right then didn’t stay on the pan very long. Hopefully they will fly off of your pan too!

Biscuits cut and ready to freeze.
Biscuits cut and ready to freeze.

Perfect Yeast Biscuits

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  • Prep Time: 45h
  • Cook Time: 12m
  • Total Time: 1h 2m


  • 1 envelope or 2 ¼ tsp yeast
  • 4 ½ cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup shortening or 1 stick margarine
  • ½ cup of water plus ¼ cup to dissolve yeast
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400*
  2. Dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm water. Add a pinch of sugar to “feed” the yeast.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder
  4. Heat shortening or margarine and ½ cup of water until shortening is soft
  5. Add milk, yeast, egg, and shortening mix to dry ingredients.
  6. Mix and let sit 10 minutes
  7. Turn out onto floured surface
  8. Knead just enough to get floured
  9. Roll out and cut
  10. If freezing, layer biscuits on pan and put in freezer to flash freeze. Once frozen, remove form freezer and place in Ziploc bags. Once removed, follow steps 11 and 12. If baking now, go straight to 11.
  11. Let rise in warm place 20-30 minutes
  12. Bake 400* for 12-15 minutes
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