We enjoy Homemade Biscuits quite a bit in our home. The other day though I realized I hadn’t made them for quite sometime. It was perfect timing to have some biscuits and gravy for dinner. Oh boy did we miss them. The whole family was so excited to have biscuits & gravy. My kids like to have the Homemade Biscuits with just butter & jam or honey. It makes for the perfect snack for them too. I love it when they want that over fruit snacks or pudding cups. There is nothing quite like a warm, flaky straight from the oven to slather with butter & honey, make a breakfast sandwich or cover with yummy sausage gravy. I use to buy the ones in the little can that you pop open and bake. I’m telling you I am so glad I started making them homemade. Homemade Biscuits beat can , packaged biscuits any day! This recipe has never failed me, and it wont for you either. It’s my go-to recipe when it comes to biscuits for sure.
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tarter
- 3/4 cup of cold butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. The secret to this recipe is cold butter. Many time the biscuit dough gets worked far too much that the butter softens before the biscuits even go in the oven. To prevent this I but my butter into small pieces and stick it back in the fridge before you put it into your dough.
Combine all your dry ingredients. Then use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Don’t go too crazy with that pastry cutter. You want your butter to be in pea like size when your done.
Add the milk and egg, and mix until the ingredients are combined well. The dough is going to be sticky, but don’t work it anymore. Let it rest for a minute. You should be able to still see the butter pieces in it.
Place the dough on a floured surface on your counter top. Sprinkle dough on top, and knead for about 10-15 minutes with your hands. If the dough still seems sticky sprinkle more flour on it. Roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick. Cut it out with a biscuit cutter or a glass. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top.