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Recipe for Homemade Biscuits | Best Easy Biscuits Ever!

‘Better Than Grandma’s’ Scratch Biscuits

This is my never-fail recipe for homemade biscuits and I’d be willing to bet you have everything you need to make them in your pantry right now. Buttery, soft and delicious, they’re a dreamy breakfast topped with jam, a perfect compliment to a winter soup at lunch, or swizzled through gravy with dinner.

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First off, if you’ve had a canned biscuit lately, you know they just don’t taste the same as homemade. I see so many people go for packaged pre-made versions or expensive mixes that can be replicated easily at home when you’re meal planning on a budget, and end up with easy homemade biscuits that taste 1000 times better.

Best Biscuits Recipe

I’m so excited to share my easy biscuits recipe with you today along with all my best tips to make your biscuits perfect every time. Around here at The Fresh 20, our goal is provide as many easy, healthy meal prep ideas as we can, and to help you kick processed foods to the curb. These easy homemade biscuits are the perfect example! With only a few common ingredients, a simple recipe, and versatile options for many meals (like this biscuit bread pudding), you’ll never go canned again.

First off, if you’ve had a canned biscuit lately, you know they just don’t taste the same as homemade. I see so many people go for packaged pre-made versions or expensive mixes that can be replicated easily at home when you’re meal planning on a budget, and end up with easy homemade biscuits that taste 1000 times better.

Tips for Making Homemade Biscuits

While this is the easiest recipe homemade biscuits, technique matters. So here are my best tips from novice biscuit bakers.

  1. Make sure your butter and milk are VERY cold. This is the key to fluffy, soft homemade biscuits.
  2. Try not to overwork the dough with your hands. The warmth from your hands can melt that cold butter. Use a fork or a pastry cutter if you have one.
  3. Don’t be afraid to flour your surface well before you roll out your dough so you can easily lift them off the cutting board without losing their shape.
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Easy Biscuits


  • Author: The Fresh 20 (adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

These easy, homemade biscuits are soft, buttery, and made completely from scratch.


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup organic milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour (plus extra for cutting board)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped herbs like chives, rosemary, or sage (op-tional)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar, shredded (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine milk and lemon juice and set aside for five minutes.
  3. Whisk or sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) If using herbs, add now.
  4. With a fork, (or pastry cutter if you roll like a baker) cut in butter to flour until mealy. It should look crumbly.
  5. If adding cheese, fold in now.
  6. Mix in milk until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Flour a cutting board and place dough on board in a heap. Press down to flatten or use a rolling pin to quickly roll out. I just use my hands to press down to about 3/4 inch thick.
  8. Use a drinking glass to cut out biscuits. Keep working dough and cutting until gone. The last bit of dough is perfect for using as a taste tester.
  9. Place biscuits on a baking sheet and let sit for five minutes. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.

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