Biscuits Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 22 MINUTES

65 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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65 Reviews

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!!!

Steven 10/14/2016
I have used this

I have used this recipe twice and each time the same great results.

Kerry 10/12/2016
Does it matter w

Does it matter whether I use skim milk, whole milk or butter milk. I only have skim milk and am wondering if they will turn out ok or if I should run to the store.

MJ 10/9/2016
I made these and

I made these and I will never use another recipe for biscuits.
Did you use unsalted butter or salted butter? That could make all of the difference. I have always used unsalted butter.

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