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Easy Homemade Biscuits

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Perfect easy homemade biscuits are simple. Follow just a few simple tips for a great fluffy biscuit every time. 

Ingredients for Homemade Biscuits

You only need 6 simple ingredients you probably always have in your pantry and fridge. With so few ingredients, it’s important to use the best quality ingredients for a great biscuit.

  1. flour
  2. sugar
  3. baking powder
  4. cold butter
  5. milk
  6. salt

The Dry Ingredients for  Biscuits

Sift together the dry ingredients instead of mixing with a spoon or whisk.  No sifter, no problem, you can use a fine mesh strainer like this one by Winco  You can use all-purpose flour however soft winter wheat flour like White Lilly or Swans Down is the secret ingredient in amazing southern biscuits.

Remember the dry ingredients should always be combined together in one bowl BEFORE adding the liquids.

About The Fat

My Mom always used Crisco Shortening, but I’m a Butter girl myself.  Start with a well-chilled butter. When cutting the fat into the flour you should use a pastry cutter, try not to use your hands too much.  The correct way to use the cutter is with chopping back and forth rocking motion. 

Work fast to keep the butter from melting, keep the cubed butter and milk in the refrigerator until ready to use.  During cooking, the butter will melt and create a beautiful fluffy biscuit.

The Wet Ingredients for Biscuit Dough

When mixing the wet ingredients into the dough create a well in the dry ingredients then pour in the wet ingredients. 

Don’t overwork the dough, mixing with your hands will warm the dough too much.   A cold dough is what make the biscuits flaky and tender.  Use a floured rolling pin or a chilled glass to gently roll out the dough. 

Remember the Liquid ingredients should ALWAYS be mixed together in a bowl before adding to the dry ingredients.

Baking the Biscuits

Preheat the oven before placing the biscuits in the oven.  Check the temperature with an oven thermometer, proper temperature is important for a nice well baked, fluffy, and tender biscuit.

Homemade biscuits are great topped with a homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.

 

Easy Basic Homemade Biscuits

Easy Basic Homemade Biscuits

Yield: 12 Biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time : 20 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Easy homemade biscuits are such a great morning comfort food. Just 6 simple ingredients and a few minutes for buttery soft and flaky biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cubed
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  4. Stir in the milk and mix to form a dough ball.
  5. Place the dough ball on a heavily floured pastry board and let sit for a couple of minutes.
  6. Pat out the dough ball to about 1/2 inch.
  7. Cut the biscuits using a small glass with flour on the rim or use a biscuit cutter.
  8. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 20-30 minutes before baking.
  9. Bake for about 12 minutes.

Notes

Biscuits are freezer friendly, place biscuits on a baking sheet and when frozen then transfer to a Ziploc freezer bag.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.

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