Introduction: Easy Basic Biscuits

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make basic biscuits. This awesome homemade biscuit recipe is really easy to make, and they really do taste amazing. They are very versatile, you can use these biscuits for a biscuits and gravy dish, put some eggs, cheese, and bacon in the middle, or just some classic butter and honey! If I can make these, you can make them, let's get baking!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial, or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (256g)
  • 2 Tbsp. of baking powder (30g)
  • 1 tsp. salt (5g)
  • 1 Tbsp. white granulated sugar (12.5g)
  • 5 Tbsp. of cold unsalted butter (70g)
  • 1 cup of cold milk (whole milk, 1%, 2%) (240ml)


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Step 2: Sift Dry Ingredients

First let's mix all of our dry ingredients together using a sifter. If you don't have a sifter you can use a fine mesh hand strainer as well. So we will mix our flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

Step 3: Add Butter

Now using a food processor or alternatively you can use a pastry cutter and fork, we will blend in our cold butter. I have the butter cut up into little pieces, which just helps to blend it in. Using the pulse setting on the food processor will work fine.

Step 4: Add Milk and Stir

Now we just transfer the flour and butter mixture back to our large bowl and add in our cold milk. Then using a fork or spoon mix the ingredients together until a dough forms. Now if your dough is sticky, add a couple more tablespoons of flour to it. The dough should not be sticky.

Step 5: Fold and Shape Dough

Now we dust our work surface with some flour and place our biscuit dough on it. Then shape it in your hands until it is a flat rectangle, then fold it over on itself once and push down, then flatten it out again, and fold it over, etc. So essentially we are just doing a quick basic kneading of the dough. Do this for 2 or 3 times, we don't need to knead it like we would a yeast dough. Now just shape it out into a rectangle or circle about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Then cover it with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 6: Cut Out the Biscuits

Let's go ahead and preheat our oven to 425 degrees F. (218 C) Now we just need to cut out our biscuits, you can use a biscuit cutter or use a glass. Take your biscuit cutter or glass and push down on the dough, don't twist it around too much, then place your cut out biscuit on an un-greased baking sheet. You can take the leftover pieces and gather them back up and push them together then form them back into a rectangle, in order to cut out more biscuit shapes. Once we have cut out all of our biscuits lets bake them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until they puff up and get nice and golden brown on the top.

Step 7: Prep and Serve

All right once they come out of the oven they will look like this. They are ready to be eaten! However you would like to eat them. One of my favorite ways is to cut them in half and then butter them and add honey. Mmm yummy! Enjoy!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking out the video tutorial!