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Biscuits Biscuits

Servings: about 3 dozen biscuits
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter, cubed
3/4 cup milk





Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

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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Reader Comments:


Loved the recipe it was soooooooooo good keep up the great recipes

By Anonymous on April 11, 2014


I would like to know can i use buttermilk. And why the biscuits dont rise what am I doing wrong.

By penny sharp on April 02, 2014


Wow keep it up and be blessed

By john kamau on February 11, 2014


This recipe was great,I had to add a little more milk. Family seemed to love. The thinner biscuits didn't rise, but thicker ones did.

By Tamika on February 11, 2014


So tasty

By Anonymous on January 24, 2014


This was my first time making biscuits and these came out PERFECT!!! I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder and 12 mins and a lil honey later pure DELICIOUSNESS!!!!!!

By Kjacks on January 22, 2014


First time making these and they came out GREAT! I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder and 12 mins and a lil honey later DELICIOUSNESS!!!

By Kjacks on January 22, 2014


This is the first time I've made homemade biscuits that turned out! They were great and my family loved them. I used skim milk and brushed them with milk before putting them in the oven. They were tall and fluffy. Thank you, Paula!

By Chris on January 19, 2014


These were great! Took the suggestion of 1T for each cup of flour and turned out perfect! Highly recommend baking in cast iron skillet as directed.

By Jeffrey on January 18, 2014


I just put them in the oven, I will. let you know in a few minutes? My Grandparents hail from Mayfield, Kentucky so of course we love you all . Thanks Paula, oh boy,they are perfect..

By Bethany Lacefield on January 16, 2014


Amazing!!! Are family loves it!! Logan

By logan Fravor on January 14, 2014


These biscuits are great with a few modifations. With biscuits, you should ALWAYS use at least 1 TBSP baking soda per cup of all purpose flour. That is why some of the comments talk about the biscuits not rising very well. Also, you will need ore then the 3/4 c. milk. Just be ready to add more. With those modifications, these biscuits came out to be the prettiest, lightest, fluffiest biscuits I have ever made.

By ashley on January 08, 2014


I've been noticing a lot of people saying that their biscuits don't rise at all but the taste is still good. The reason why the biscuits aren't rising is that you are not using FRESH Baking Power. To test if baking powder has gone bad, put a teaspoon in a half cup of hot water. If it bubbles, bake away. If not, head to the store. It will not hurt you if it does not bubble, but your baked goods will NOT rise into light and fluffy concoctions when baked with baking powder that has gone bad.

By Anonymous on January 08, 2014


These biscuits r awesome!! My 5 yr old & I made these & used cookie cutters! They made 24

By Anna on January 07, 2014


I used this recipe for dumblings for chicken and dumblings and my family lived it thanks lady for making my life a little more simpler its easy and quick

By Anonymous on January 06, 2014


Thanks for the help I really do appreciate it.

By Samantha Bruce on January 05, 2014


Biscuits just came out of the oven! Taste and texture are great. I halved the recipe. The biscuits did not rise at all and were basically the same size coming out of the oven as going in. You definitely will not get the # of biscuits the recipe says unless you roll the dough extremely thin. I will definitely use this recipe again and just leave the dough thicker before cutting the biscuits out.

By BDavis on January 03, 2014


You have so many woderful receipes to choose from.Paula I hope to visit Savannah one day & meet you in person.You are an amazing lady to me.I have kept you in my prayers.

By patricia A. Sapp on January 03, 2014


I originally got this recipe from my fabulously wonderful friends in NYC. I wrote it on an index card and promptly lost it. Thank heaven for the internet because these are the best biscuits ever. I am not ashamed of the entire stick of butter. My grandmother would be proud. Thanks, Paula!!! P.S. They are basically fool-proof, so if you goofed up the recipe, I want to feel sorry for you, but I don't.

By Erin on January 02, 2014


Tried to make these biscuits. Not too sure if I did something wrong but they didn't turn out like I had hoped. The tase was fantastic but they didn't rise much. Couldn't really split the biscuit in half to butter it because it wasn't tall enough. I just had to end up buttering the top. Still tasted very good though. I'll try again and maybe get a better result I hope. But all in all they were very good for my first biscuit making experience

By Just some dude on January 01, 2014

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