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Have you have ever wanted to make your own biscuits at home but didn’t know how or thought they were too difficult to even try? Maybe this recipe will be the one to change your mind!
It really isn’t that difficult to make wonderful tasting, flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits from scratch, just a few key things to remember and you can do it.
The best part?
With just five ingredients, they cost pennies to make and are the perfect accompaniment to any number of dishes like; fried chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, stew or pork chops. They are the foundation of a great biscuits and sausage gravy, slather them with biscuits and jam in the morning for a yummy breakfast, cut one in half and place a thick piece of ham in the middle for a great little sandwich.
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ sticks salted butter, very cold
- 1 heaping Tbsp. baking soda
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ tsp. Salt
Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl combine; flour, baking soda, and salt.
Use a fork to mix in very cold butter that has been finely chopped or grated- this is the key to the best biscuits, make sure that your butter is cold and in very small pieces. I will usually pop my stick of butter in freezer 20 minutes or so before I am ready to use it, grate it, and pop it back in for 5 minutes. Blend with fork until dough is crumbly.
Stir in milk just until mixed.
Knead dough a few times to combine before turning out onto a well floured surface.
Roll dough to ¾” thickness, cut biscuits out with a biscuit cutter or glass that has been dipped in flour.
Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until tops turn golden brown.
Makes approximately 10 biscuits, depending on size of the cutter you use.
Tip: Freeze them once you have cut them out by placing between layers of wax or parchment paper and slipping into a freezer safe zipper bag. You can pop them out to bake whenever you need them!