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Homemade Biscuit Recipe

This Homemade Biscuit Recipe makes delicious buttery, flakey biscuits with a quick recipe straight from scratch.

biscuits on a baking sheet


One of the very first items I learned to make straight out of the pantry and completely from scratch, were these homemade biscuits. Standing back and admiring the fresh warm golden biscuits fresh from the oven was the starting point for me. I began feeling much more confident in the kitchen. The idea of from-scratch cooking tends to leave people with an idea that it is something overly challenging.

However, I have found this to be the only way to cook as it is simple straightforward cooking. Gone were the pre-made biscuits, pancakes mixes, and cake boxes. In their place came the small silver tin of baking powder, all-purpose flour, and baking soda. Stocked year round for making all the things that had once been overwhelming to me.

This recipe for homemade biscuits has remained the same since the beginning. They are buttery, flakey, and simple to make. They are my go-to when needing a quick bread sort of item be it for soup, a plate of biscuits and gravy for breakfast, or this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

Any way you choose to serve these homemade biscuits, it is likely to become a simple back-pocket recipe that you come back to time and time again.

Why I Love This Recipe

When stocking up my pantry there are always staples to check to ensure that they never run out. The ingredients used for this homemade biscuit recipe are all pantry staples for me. This means I can make these anytime I like. As long as I am on top of the grocery shopping. I love how fast they come together and how versatile they really are.

If you would like to learn more about stocking up a from-scratch pantry. Be sure to check out this post where I share Stocking a Pantry to Cook from Scratch. Where I share a typical grocery haul with you. That will give you a good starting point if you are new to cooking from scratch.

What You’ll Need To Make Them

2 cups of all purpose flour

¾ cup milk (plus a little more for brushing the top of the biscuits)

3 ½ tsp of baking powder

8 tbsp of salted cold butter cubed

Directions

a food processor with butter and flour inside for biscuits

Begin by adding the butter, flour, and baking powder into a bowl or food processor. If using the processor, simply pour the milk into the pour spout while pulsing the processor to combine and create your dough.

If mixing by hand I suggest using a fork or dough cutter to combine the butter and flour. Then add the milk once the butter is in pea-sized bits. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough ball is formed.

Once the dough is ready, sprinkle some flour onto a surface and roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick.  I am a use what I have type of girl. So to cut my biscuits I use a knife to cut into squares or a mason jar lid works great too.

Make sure to brush the top of the biscuits with milk before putting them in the oven.

a ball of biscuit dough on a board

Bake at 450 for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden. 

cutting biscuit dough with a mason jar lid

Baking Notes

  • Be sure to use salted butter otherwise you will need to add a tsp of salt to this recipe when using unsalted butter.
  • I like using my food processor to whip these up easily however you can definitely use a fork or dough blender to make these.
  • I use organic, unbleached all-purpose flour for this recipe.
  • If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, use a mason jar lid or opening to a jam jar. You can even cut them with a knife.

Serving Suggestions

  • Make a country gravy or sausage gravy to top these delicious homemade biscuits for a cozy breakfast.
  • Serve alongside a bowl of soup. Be sure to check out this Homemade Creamy Mushroom Soup as well as this Creamy Tomato Pesto Soup. Both make the perfect soup for dunking these buttery biscuits into.
  • Use them to top a skillet like this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie. The texture of these buttery homemade biscuits absorbs the gravy and stands up to baking over any dish well.

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Yield: 8 Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

biscuits on a baking sheet

A buttery flakey quick biscuit recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk (plus a little more for brushing the top of the biscuits)
  • 3 ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 8 tbsp of salted cold butter cubed

Instructions

    1. Begin by adding the butter, flour, and baking powder into a bowl or food processor. If using the processor, simply pour the milk into the pour spout while pulsing the processor to combine and create your dough. Or If mixing by hand I suggest using a fork or dough cutter to combine the butter and flour. Then add the milk once the butter is in pea-sized bits. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough ball is formed.
    2. Once combined, sprinkle some flour onto a surface and roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick. 
    3. I use a knife to cut into squares but if you have a biscuit cutter, use that.
    4. Brush the top of the biscuits with milk before putting them in the oven.
    5. Bake at 450℉ for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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