Easy Homemade Biscuits
Why I Love This Recipe
So easy and fluffy
Ingredients You'll Need
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
1 stick salted butter, cold
3/4 cup - 1 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk, cold
Preheat your oven to 450F (232 C)
Measure out your flour by fluffing it up with a spoon, lightly spooning it into your measuring cup being careful not to pack it down, and level it off. Or use a scale to measure by weight. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Cut your cold butter into small chunks and add it into your flour. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into the flour until it is the texture of coarse meal.
Add about 3/4 cup of the cold milk into your flour and butter mixture and stir using a spoon or rubber spatula, not a whisk, just until the flour is incorporated,about 10-15 seconds. Add more milk as needed to bring the consistency to a very thick batter. You want it thin enough that it could not be rolled out like a dough, but still very thick. See the video above for the right consistency. I usually need 1 cup, but you may need a little more or a little less. Do not over-mix your batter or you will have tough biscuits.
Using a 2 oz scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out your biscuits into a cast iron skillet or onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Place the biscuits in your preheated oven, and bake at 450 F (232 C) for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown.
If desired, spoon melted butter over the top of the baked biscuits.
Completely cooled biscuits can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To refresh, warm in a 325 F (163 C) oven for about 10 minutes until warmed through.