Perfect Biscuits from Scratch
These delicious flaky biscuits are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients.
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Breakfast, Side Dish
Pastry Blender or Fork
~2 inch cookie or biscuit cutter
plus more for dusting
(optional) for an extra hint of sweetness if being served as a dessert
cut into ½ inch cubes
plus more for brushing
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Combine flour, sugar (optional), baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix with a fork or whisk until combined.
Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two forks. The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs.
Add milk to the flour mixture and stir to form a shaggy dough. Make sure not to overmix.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough 3-4 times or until it comes together. Avoid overworking.
Lightly flour your rolling pin (if the dough is sticky) and roll out the dough to about ¾ inch thickness.
Cut biscuits out of dough using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, then place on an ungreased baking sheet. Make sure to cut your circles as close together as possible.
Lightly brush each biscuit top with milk.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the biscuit tops are lightly golden.
No cookie cutter? You can also use the rim of a drinking glass or manually cut with a knife.
Make sure to cut your biscuits as close together as possible because the dough can only be rolled once. Rerolled dough can result in tough biscuits.
: Store covered at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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