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These Easy Homemade Biscuits are filled with layers of buttery goodness. Made with only 5 ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk! The perfect addition to any meal.

Easy Homemade Biscuits


Surprise! You have made your way to one of THE fan favorite recipes here on One Sweet Appetite. These are truly the BEST homemade biscuits.

These simple homemade biscuits are as delicious as they come and take just 10 minutes to prep and get into the oven! Quick and tasty are two BIG factors in a winning recipe and this has them both.

At least in my opinion.

And the opinion of my picky 9 year old. He goes CRAZY for these biscuits. His favorite ways to serve have to be drizzled with honey, covered in sausage gravy, or as the bun to a tasty breakfast sandwich!

Recipe Features:

  • 5 Ingredients: This recipe calls for only 5 pantry staple ingredients!
  • 30-Minute Recipe: From start to finish, this southern biscuit is ready in 25 minutes.
  • Perfect for Beginners: With clear and easy step-by-step instructions, this is considered a no-fail recipe which is ideal for new bakers.
How to make biscuits from scratch

What You’ll Need:

The ingredient list is short, but I wanted to cover some of the most important ingredients. For a full list with measurements see the recipe card below.

  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour. I’m sure it could work with other flour varieties, but this is the one we use and love.
  • Baking Powder: This is the leavening agent which gives your biscuits lift. So it is important to use fresh baking powder.
  • Butter: I personally like salted, but you can definitely use unsalted. DO NOT use shortening.
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk is what helps break down the gluten slightly to give you that soft and wonderful texture.
 

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in the buttermilk until combined.
  3. Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface. Use your hands to pat the dough into a 1 inch thick round. Fold on top of itself and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Using a round cookie cutter, or a glass cup, cut out your circles. Place onto a greased pan and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you watch them closely so they don’t over bake.

Tips for southern homemade biscuits:

  • The key to keeping these flaky is to handle to dough as little as possible.
  • You do not want the butter to melt at all so be sure you work quickly.
  • There are only a few basic ingredients to mix together but if you feel the dough start to get tacky I recommend some chill time in the refrigerator.
  • Another tip? Pat the dough- DO NOT roll.
  • With cold hands gently pat the dough down before cutting into your favorite shape. Bake and enjoy!

One of the best things about this recipe is that it is FREEZER FRIENDLY!

How to freeze biscuit dough:

  1. Follow the recipe directions all the way to cutting your biscuits.
  2. Place on a parchment lined tray.
  3. Flash freeze 20 minutes.
  4. Individually wrap each in plastic wrap and place in a labeled zip top bag.
  5. When you are ready to use: Remove from the freezer and bake as directed.

Amazing hack, am I right? Fresh, warm, homemade biscuits any time you are craving that flaky goodness.

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Easy Homemade Biscuits

Easy Homemade Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Easy Homemade Biscuits are filled with layers of buttery goodness. Made with only 5 ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk! The perfect addition to any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp cold butter (I recommend salted with these)
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in the buttermilk until combined.
  3. Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface. Use your hands to pat the dough into a 1 inch thick round. Fold on top of itself and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Using a round cookie cutter, or a glass cup, cut out your circles. Place onto a greased pan and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you watch them closely so they don’t over bake.

Notes

How to freeze biscuit dough:

  1. Follow the recipe directions all the way to cutting your biscuits.
  2. Place on a parchment lined tray.
  3. Flash freeze 20 minutes.
  4. Individually wrap each in plastic wrap and place in a labeled zip top bag.
  5. When you are ready to use: Remove from the freezer and bake as directed.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
These Easy Homemade Biscuits are filled with layers of buttery goodness. Made with only 5 ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk! The perfect addition to any meal.

Kristen

Monday 4th of May 2020

Omg! These were amazing! I should've doubled the recipe and froze some. Dinner is done and biscuits are GONE!

Jesseca

Monday 4th of May 2020

Hi Kristen! I am sooooo glad you love this recipe. It is one of my all-time favorites!

KJ

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Best homemade biscuits we’ve ever had! We make biscuits and sausage gravy more times than we probably should eat, but it’s difficult to pass up great meals. We tried this recipe this morning and for the first time the biscuits outshined the gravy. Fluffy, soft, and most importantly it had a very buttery slight crisp top and bottom and we will now make these to have with jams or honey. Great recipe, easy to assemble, and didn’t take much time at all. Thanks for the recipe, we are keeping it.

Jesseca

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

Thank you for your review! This is one of our favorite recipes and I'm always so glad when others love it as much as we do!

Martina

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

I'm wondering how many biscuits this recipe makes? I've got a lot of boys to feed!

Jesseca

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

Hi Martina, Depending on the size of your cutter you could get up to 12. I would double the recipe if you are feeding an extra hungry group.

Pat Reese

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Wow! I just made the biscuits and my batch yielded 10. Listen everyone, they are so good. We ate them with butter and honey.

Jesseca

Friday 28th of December 2018

Hi Pat! I am so glad you loved this recipe as much as we do! Thanks for taking the time to rate the recipe!

Shannon

Saturday 27th of October 2018

These are the easiest biscuits ever. So much better than store bought. I make them all the time. Thanks for the recipe.

Jesseca

Monday 29th of October 2018

Hi Shannon, I'm glad you love the recipe as much as I do! It has to be one of my favorites. We especially love to use it with my easy sausage gravy!

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