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Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home! | aheadofthyme.com

Easy Homemade Biscuits


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits

Description

Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, very cold and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup whole milk, very cold
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or fork until butter is the size of small peas.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk and mix just until combined. Once the batter forms into a soft dough, use your hands to fold in the dry pieces that haven’t been incorporated. Be careful not to overmix. Note that the dough will be slightly sticky. 
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it into a 3/4-inch thick disk. Flour a biscuit cutter (or the rim of a glass) and cut out rounds of dough. Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake biscuits for 13 to 16 minutes, or until tops are just golden brown. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter (optional) and serve warm.

Notes

  • To get an extra golden top: Once the biscuits are done, turn on the broiler to high and broil for 30 seconds to 1 minute (but keep a close eye on the biscuits so that they don't burn).
  • To store: Allow biscuits to completely cool and then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze them in an ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes