3-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE BISCUITS

3-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups self-rising flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup butter cold, cut into pea-sized cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk
US Customary – Metric

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and butter. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or 2 knives, cut in butter until a coarse meal develops and butter is evenly distributed. 

  3. Add milk and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is sticky, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.

  4. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 20 seconds, adding flour if the dough becomes sticky. 

  5. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Press together uncut dough and continue rolling and cutting biscuits.

  6. Bake until lightly golden brown on top and fragrant, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt may be substituted for the self-rising flour.
  2. Shortening may be substituted for the butter.
  3. The biscuits may be made ahead and frozen, unbaked, up to a month in advance. Bake straight from the freezer adding 3 to 5 minutes to the baking time.
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