Biscuits Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 22 MINUTES

68 ratings
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk, (more or less if needed)


Preheat oven to 425°F.


In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.


Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.


Butter bottom of skillet and place biscuits in pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.



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68 Reviews

Patsy 1/21/2017
I have even used

I have even used almond milk and turned out a little sweeter but still yummy!

Susan 1/21/2017
Love this recipe

Love this recipe! So easy and delicious!

Sharmila 1/20/2017
Would have liked

Would have liked to know a few more specifics; how thick to roll out the dough, how to adjust for larger buscuits. I was so stressed out making them (buttermilk buscuits) for the first time and increasing the recipe by 1/2 that I grabbed baking SODA instead of powder. I did everything elso so carefully, going so far as to roll my dough to create layers and letting it rest before baking...and they came out so beautiful until I tried one. I can assure you baking powder is the way to go. Will be trying them again tomorrow since I have lots more buttermilk (and baking POWDER)! rating is based if I had used proper ingredient. I increased recipe because we prefer using larger buscuit cutter and will lower temp to 400 so buscuits have softer "crust".

Denise 1/9/2017
Best biscuit rec

Best biscuit recipe ever! I never write reviews. I actually took the time to join/register just to post a good review! This was the first time I attempted biscuits in cast iron. As far as I'm concerned, cast iron is the only way! Perfect results! I rolled rather thin so i made more biscuits than the recipe stated. I stacked the extras on top of one another. I obviously baked a longer than 12 minutes. They were flaky on the outside, soft on the inside. I topped with a little butter as well. I'm making another batch tonight! Thank you for such an easy and delicious recipe. Im excited to try others on your site!

Linda 1/3/2017
First time I've

First time I've ever made homemade biscuits (I was always scared that they would not turn out good). But these were so easy and delicious. Seeing as I have a " southern" husband I thought it was time to learn. This is definitely the recipe to use.

Byron 11/26/2016
I have been look

I have been looking for the perfect biscuit for quite some time. I'd find a recipe and tweak it and experiment and give up. I made these this morning and they are perfection. Maybe it's the salt - some recipes don't call for it. Maybe it's the sugar - again, not called for in many mixes. Maybe it's the full T of baking powder or the 8 T of butter. Not sure - but it all came together this morning. Heck, maybe it's cooking them in a cast iron skillet. They were moist inside and crunchy on the outside. I will look no further! I did use unsalted butter and I spent extra time making sure the butter was cut into flour mixture. I also had to cook longer than 12 minutes but that's an oven thing. And I was checking them, I rubbed a little butter on the tops.

Theresa 11/25/2016
First time I hav

First time I have ever made biscuits, these are so easy and so delicious. They were a little thin for me but perfect for my hubby. Next time I am going to double the batch. Yummy!

Martin 11/12/2016
I love this reci

I love this recipe. I love your shows despite the turmoil the media caused and am truly sorry for their words and actions! Despite all the evil out there I still stick with you and your shows and recipes. It's because of you growing up I knew I wanted to become a chef I may not have a culinary degree but because of your recipes and shows I don't need one and can entertain with delicious homemade stick to your ribs food and with all my heart Paula I can't thank you or say enough. You're truly amazing and you always have at least one person in your corner always!! Xoxo

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Molly A 10/24/2016
I made these yes

I made these yesterday and they came out fabulous!

samantha 10/19/2016
The easiest and

The easiest and best biscuit recipe I have found so far!!!

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