Perfect Biscuits Every Time!

Perfect homemade biscuits are just a few minutes away with this delicious and easy-to-follow recipe!

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We enjoy biscuits A LOT in our home…mostly because we can cover them in delicious sausage gravy ;)  There is nothing quite like a warm, buttery, flaky biscuit straight from the oven that you can slather with butter and jelly, make into a breakfast sandwich, or enjoy with sausage gravy.  I used to buy the mixes (and I’m sure I will pick up a box in the future again) but this recipe is so easy to make and doesn’t even require buttermilk – which I never seem to have.  This recipe has never failed me and after much tweaking it is my go-to biscuit recipe.  The biscuits rise up nice and fluffy and the lots of butter ensures a tender, delicious biscuit each and every time.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbls sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4  tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  The secret to excellent biscuits is COLD BUTTER.  Really cold.  Many times the biscuit dough gets worked so much that the butter softens before the biscuits even go in the oven.  Try cutting the butter into small pieces and stick back in the fridge pulling out only when ready to incorporate into the dough.

Combine the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in.  Don’t go too crazy here – you want to see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough.

Add in the milk and egg and mix just until the ingredients are combined.  The dough will be sticky but don’t keep working it.  You should be able to see the butter pieces in the dough.

Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle some flour on to the top of dough so it won’t stick to your fingers and knead 10-15 times.  If the dough is super sticky just sprinkle some additional flour.

Roll or pat the dough out to 3/4 – 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass.  I ended up with nine this time but depending on who is snacking on biscuit dough, I can get up to 12 biscuits.  Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

For extra yumminess, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter…

 Perfectly light and flaky…

 Golden brown and delicious…

Easy Homemade Biscuits - Perfect Every Time! | Mom On Timeout

 These truly are the perfect biscuits!

Easy Homemade Biscuits - Perfect Every Time! | Mom On Timeout

Perfect Biscuits Every Time! {Recipe}

Perfect Biscuits Every Time! {Recipe}

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbls sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. The secret to excellent biscuits is COLD BUTTER. Really cold. Many times the biscuit dough gets worked so much that the butter softens before the biscuits even go in the oven. Try cutting the butter into small pieces and stick back in the fridge pulling out only when ready to incorporate into the dough.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in. Don't go too crazy here - you want to see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough.
  4. Add in the milk and egg and mix just until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be sticky but don't keep working it. You should be able to see the butter pieces in the dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle some flour on to the top of dough so it won't stick to your fingers and knead 10-15 times. If the dough is super sticky just sprinkle some additional flour.
  6. Roll or pat the dough out to 3/4 - 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass. I ended up with nine this time but depending on who is snacking on biscuit dough, I can get up to 12 biscuits. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. For extra yumminess, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter...
  8. Makes 10-12 biscuits.
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Comments

  1. I love a good biscuit!

  2. Yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe – your biscuits look amazing. Pinned!

  3. I’ve been looking for a good biscuit recipe. I will try it! Love our blog. I’m your newest follower. Hope you can visit my blog sometime: Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers.

  4. Oooh … they do look perfect!

  5. Looking forward to making these, they look delicious!

    Tanya :)

  6. They look really nice and fluffy. I am popping over from Michelles Tasty Creations linky party.

  7. I am sooooo looking forward to making these bisquits. We love bisquits with a lot of recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Blessings,Jo Ann

  8. Mmmmm. Looks yummy. We love biscuits too. =)

  9. i used to be able to make the best biscuits… now they never turn out :(

  10. Oh wow these biscuits look so good and so flaky!!! I can never make them like this!

  11. Yay so happy to find this. My mom makes the best baking powder biscuits that I could never duplicate. Hopefully I will have luck with this recipe ;) Looks awesome, pinned it.

  12. These look great, I’m glad to find a recipe that doesn’t call for buttermilk. Thanks for linking to the Frugal Girls – that’s where I found you.

  13. Biscuits are my weakness!!! I’m so excited to try these. They look perfect!

  14. These look wonderful. With butter and jelly oh, my!! I pinned your recipe. Linda

  15. Looks delicious! I never have buttermilk, either, so I’ve been looking for a light, fluffy biscuit recipe that doesn’t call for it. Now if you would only share your recipe for sausage gravy… :)

  16. Yummy! your biscuits are making me hungry! I love a great “from scratch” biscuit!
    gail

  17. oh my some southern yum there come see what i shared on my blog http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/05/yanky-doodle-treats.html

  18. As a Texas girl who loves her some biscuits, those look delicious!!

  19. These look so good. I am going to have to try my hand at making some of our own. I would love it if you would share on my linky party – Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-8.html

  20. Trish, I love biscuits and am always willing to try a new recipe. This one looks delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

  21. OH, those look so yummy! I have just started to get the hang of biscuits, but for a long time they were flat hockey pucks :)

  22. I will definitely have to try these! I usually do drop biscuits because they are a bit easier than regular. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Hi Trish! These look divine! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I saw your post over at “Carolyn’s Homework”.

  24. I have never been able to make good biscuits! I’m happy to give your recipe a try! Saw you over at Whimsy Wednesdays. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. My stomach is growling just looking at the pics! I have never been able to make anything more than frozen biscuits! I am definitely Pinning this! Thanks!

  26. These look so yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  27. These sound amazing! I’m pinning them. I normally cheat when I make biscuits. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  28. I featured your recipe on my blog today… Love it. I hope you have the time to come by and button-UP!

  29. These look awesome. I made biscuits and gravy last night and my husband said I needed a better recipe. I will definitely be trying this one. Thanks for sharing! Hope to see you at Mom’s Library this week.

  30. I was just linking up to Family Ever After and saw these were featured. Congrats! Did you know that to substitute for buttermilk, which I never have either, you can add a splash of lemon juice to your measured milk and let it set a few mins.

  31. they look really good, and who doesn’t love a good biscuit

  32. Anonymous says:

    To duplicate buttermilk just put a little vinegar in regular milk and after a bit of time it will curdle up and be very similar to buttermilk. At least good enough for a recipe. I wouldn’t drink it though!

  33. I am going to try these, my friend Becky makes her special biscuit recipe and when she cuts them out she uses a heart shape. Made from the heart!

  34. they look so good!

  35. Anonymous says:

    can u make these without the sugar

  36. Mmmm, biscuits and white gravy! These look great, thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  37. I just saw your site via Pinterest, and cannot wait to make these. I knew a sweet, elderly lady that would make homemade biscuits and homemade syrup, then she would turn the biscuit on it’s side, take a butter knife and “drill” a hole halfway through the biscuit and then pour the syrup into the hole. They were out of this world!
    I definitely want to try this recipe but use buttermilk.
    Thanks for posting this.

  38. In ALL of my years cooking (or attempting to cook! lol!) I have NEVER been able to get biscuits to come out…..until today!! Your recipe was easy to follow, basic ingredients and they actually rose!! Yeah!!

  39. I just made these tonight for dinner…nothing beats good ole biscuits and sausage gravy for dinner. The biscuits were YUMMY! Thank you for sharing. Found this recipe through Pinterest.

  40. Stephanie says:

    Yummy! I just whipped these up to go along with meatloaf leftovers. Everyone loved them. They were quick, easy, light and fluffy. The best comment was “THIS is why I don’t like Grands biscuits!” I put the butter in the freezer after I cut it up so that it was extra cold once I got the dry ingredients mixed up. I stirred my egg and milk together. I used salted butter and skim milk. This one is pinned on my go to recipes.

    Thank you!

  41. I have been wanting to learn how to make good biscuits. I just made these with my kiddos and they turned out great! Thank you! I am planning to post these on my blog, theprekplanner.blogspot.com

  42. Made these for my hubs this morning & they were by far the BEST biscuits I’ve ever made OR tasted! We happened to have buttermilk in the fridge, so I used that instead of milk. They baked up soooo fluffy & tender! Great buttery flavor, too. I’d never seen biscuits made with egg or cream of Tartar, so maybe that’s the secret??? I can say that I’ll probably never mess around with another biscuit recipe again though, this one is IT!
    Allie|Baking a Moment recently posted..Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

  43. I’ve been looking for a good recipe for both sausage gravy & biscuits – I’m so glad I found your recipes. I can’t wait to try them!!
    C. Roy recently posted..I’m in the Pocono Mountains – and I May Never Come Home!

  44. Terri Hunt says:

    Very easy recipes. Common pantry ingredients. Love the taste. Will definitely makes these again. Thanks for posting.

  45. Made these tonite….They are SOOOOO fabulous! Soft and light and buttery, the flavor is divine! They are a huge hit with the family. I do have to admit that I was too lazy to roll them out, and simply blobbed them out on the baking sheet…Even with that they came out great. THIS is the only biscuit recipe I will EVER need. I can’t wait to try it with your sausage gravy. Oh, and I know what you mean about snitching nibbles of the raw dough….It is THAT good!

  46. I am going to try these biscuits, but would like to know if I can make them ahead of time and keep in the frig. until dinner time. Thanks Barb

  47. I just made these biscuits this morning and they are amazing! I was out of Bisquick and my homemade recipe calls for self rising flour; which I am also out of. I found this recipe through Pinterest and it was a hit with my entire family. The recipe made 16 biscuits for me. It is hard to find a good biscuit recipe but this one is a keeper.
    Thanks!!!

  48. Can you make the biscuits the night before and store them in fridge overnight? Me and my dear fiance adore this recipe :)

  49. I have made these biscuits several times now and at the moment have a batch baking up beautifully in my oven! They are quick, easy and really turn out beautifully! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Warm regards,
    Ruth L

  50. These look SO delicious! I cannot wait to try them…ever since I moved to Australia, I miss busicuts so much (they literally don’t even eat them here!). I always just bought the Pillsbury kind (eek, I know, how gross!), so I’ll have to try my hand at homemade! x
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  51. These do look delicious, but I want to mention that if you don’t have buttermilk, for any recipe calling for it, you can put 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon into a one cup measure and then add milk to one cup and let it sit for a few minutes. Works great! I even use 1% and have had no problems!

  52. I freeze my butter and grate it using a box grater. Saves me from using the pastry blender! :)

  53. My Mom taught me how to make biscuits many years ago. The secret is ice cold butter, adding an egg and kneading. I place my biscuits close together on the baking sheet. I bake mine @ 400*F for 12 minutes. Never had a problem. I also make cinnamon biscuits with the same recipe and ice them with cream cheese icing.

  54. I made these for dinner last night. I easily made 14 biscuits. They were delicious!! I had to put something under the pan to catch butter dripping off the sides of my baking stone. Will make again for sure!!

  55. I read somewhere that for pea-sized COLD butter, you should freeze the required amount and then grate it with a large size grater straight into the bowl. I haven’t tried it yet, but it seems like a good idea to me!

  56. We love these biscuits! Quick and easy and every time I’ve made them they come out great! I prepackage the dry ingredients in zipper bags to make these even faster. I also use margarine instead of butter and it works great.

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