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homemade biscuits

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

There is nothing better than warm flaky buttermilk homemade biscuits. These six ingredient delectable biscuits are virtually foolproof and easy enough to make during the week. I love to serve them with Pan Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy, Hamburger Stew and Creamed Peas with Pearl Onions. Enjoy them for dessert with Strawberry Sauce and Homemade Whipped Cream.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For homemade biscuits

  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter frozen
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter melted (optional)

How To Make homemade biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 2
    In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • 3
    Use the large grate side of a box grater to grate the butter right into the flour mixture. Gently and briefly stir to coat with the flour mixture. Stir in the chilled milk mixing just enough to combine.
  • 4
    Transfer to a floured work surface. Using your hands pat it out. Fold it over on itself and turn it about 90 degrees. Pat it out again and fold it over on itself and turn it about 90 degrees. Repeat this one more time then pat it out to about 1 inch thick.
  • 5
    Flour a 2 1/4 inch biscuit butter. Cut the biscuits as close together as possible. Do not twist the cutter. Gently rework any dough cutting as many biscuits as possible. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. if desired brush with melted butter.