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White Lily Flour “SaveThe Biscuit” Giveaway

by on March 18, 2013 · 82 comments

Last September White Lily Flour celebrated National Biscuit Month with a campaign called “Save The Biscuit”.   The goal was not only to celebrate the “iconic” quick bread, but to put the spotlight on memorable times spent in the kitchen sharing family meals or learning new cooking techniques. Well, it’s March.  I obviously missed the boat on the “Save The Biscuit” campaign, but White Lily noticed I’d been having fun with their flour these past few weeks and offered to let me host a giveaway.  So in honor of all National Biscuit Months past and future, here’s a fun giveaway from White Lily.

White Lilyl Flour Biscuits

For a chance to win a bag of White Lily Self-Rising Flour, plus an assortment of baking utensils to help you make the best biscuits ever, leave a comment before midnight this Friday telling me who taught you to bake or what motivated you to get in the kitchen and try it if you happen to be self-taught. I’ll be pick a random comment on Saturday morning and notify the person that day. Good luck!

In the meantime, here’s a recipe you  might want to try yourself or pass on to someone who is just learning how to bake.   It is probably White Lily’s most basic biscuit recipe, as it only calls for three ingredients — four if you brush the tops with melted butter. The biscuits are perfect, but if you want to try something more complex, White Lily has loads more recipes for biscuits including Touch of Grace Biscuits and Blueberry.


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White Lily Flour "SaveThe Biscuit!" Giveaway
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White Lily Light and Fluffy Biscuits
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached or Unbleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening (or ¼ of a stick)
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cups buttermilk or milk
  • Melted butter for brushing on at the end
  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment.
  2. Measure flour into large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Blend in just enough milk with fork until dough leaves sides of bowl.
  3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently 2 to 3 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut using floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart for crisp sides or almost touching for soft sides.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
VARIATION 1. GARLIC CHEESE BISCUITS: Stir in 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese before adding milk. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake as directed above. Combine 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Brush on warm biscuits. 2. ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR: Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt before cutting in shortening. Follow directions above.




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Published on March 18, 2013
Margot C March 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

My Mom taught me to bake and she was the best; though I try.

Shelly March 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

My Grandma taught me to bake!

Ashley March 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I learned to bake from watching my Mom.

Caley March 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

My mom taught me to bake. She is the queen of fearlessly changing recipes to suit tastes and ingredients, and it seems that she never fails! :)

Kristen March 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

My mom! Some of my favorite memories of her are of the two of us in the kitchen :-)

Cynna March 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

My mom and dad taught me to bake!

Jenny March 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I just love sweets! So i started baking in med school to feed my midnight cravings while studying :)

Martha in KS March 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I’m from a big family & we had no choice but to help in the kitchen – which I’m now thankful for. But I became interested in cooking from watching Frugal Gourmet, Julia Child & Galloping Gourmet in the early days of food tv.

Susan C March 19, 2013 at 7:29 pm

My grandma taught me to bake, and I perfected my skills by trial & error, with some help from my dad, who was a great baker.

Jubes March 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I am self taught, but my grandfather who was a baker was my inspiration!

Arthur M. March 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I taught myself. I always liked to cook but stayed away from baking. One day I said enough is enough and just started baking. Lots of mistakes in the beginning, but now I have even developed some recipes of my own creation.

Mary March 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

My grandmother (Mom’s mother) provided the inspiration, but I’m pretty much self-taught from reading and watching cooking shows in the past — I prefer the 1990’s-era PBS shows (Julia Child, Marcia Adams, Nathalie Dupree, and others) to the celebrity chef / competition-format Food Network type of shows.

pitpat March 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I don’t know who taught me to bake. My mother baked. I started baking when I moved out of the house. I bake now because I know the quality of the ingredients I use. It’s cheaper to bake my own sweet treats.

Kathy G. March 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

My mom taught me to bake. I’ve learned lots more from reading baking books and watching cooking shows such as Good Eats.

April March 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

My Mom taught all three of her children how to bake. When we would tell her we were bored during summer vacation she would teach us how to make something else. She was the best baker ever! Even my Grandma (her Mom) said so.

Martha in Georgia March 20, 2013 at 4:40 am

My mom was not much of a baker and was not interested in learning. I’m so grateful that she allowed me to experiment and bake. I started making cookies at about age 10 and have expanded my baking repertoire a bit – but cookies are still my FAVORITE treat to bake.

I did learn that White Lily is the ONLY flour to buy to make biscuits!

Julie March 20, 2013 at 7:18 am

I am self-taught, and it was probably the Little House on the Prairie books and all those delicious descriptions of food that motivated me.

tiffany March 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

My mom taught me to cook from an early age. We used to bake cookies and cakes together.

Elaine March 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

A family friend started me baking, and when my mother realized I enjoyed it, she encouraged it, then came the love of cooking! Definitely two different kitchen activities!

Susan March 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

My Mom and Grandpa taught me to bake… Grandpa specialized in crescent rolls that I still can’t duplicate and Mom taught me to bake cookies!

Carole Resnick March 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

My grandmother, Rose Becker Cornsweet, and her four sisters, my great aunts, tought me how ro cook and bake.

Linda K. March 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

I just started baking cookies as a kid and loved it.

Sherry March 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

My grandma was my biggest baking inspiration. But when I got my own apartment in college is when I really started learning and practicing both baking and cooking.

Juli March 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

my mom taught me to bake, and she’s a wonderful baker, but biscuits came from a can in our house. sorry!

katherine d March 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

my mom always had me in the kitchen – i learned everything i know from her

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Diane March 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Delicious looking biscuits……
My grandma was my biggest baking inspiration I could never get enough of her warm and gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies as a kid I can still smell how wonderful her house smelled as she baked her magic!
Oh how I would love just one more day to be in her kitchen while she baked and made us memories !

Phyllis March 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I watched my grandmother make biscuits in her giant yellow Pyrex bowl, using lard and flour sifted in her Hoosier cabinet. It amazed me that such a simple recipe could make her flaky biscuits. I inherited her bowl, but I still haven’t mastered her biscuits.

Phyllis March 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

I owe credit to my home ec teacher.

Katie M March 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I remember baking with my Mom when I was little. Among other things, I remember her teaching me to pack the brown sugar when measuring and to level off the flour with a knife.

barbara n March 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Coming from a family of 7 we rarely went out to eat and we all had to help in the kitchen….but to this day I remember and treasure my mom teaching me bake!

jenny March 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I just put white lily flour on my list, to make the self rising flour and cream biscuits mentioned recently by Nathalie DuPree, two ingredients!

cori March 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

My mom has always baked, and I went to culinary school and found that baking was a way to calm down after a day of crazy cooking and sweating.

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