Classic Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Enjoy the comforting, buttery goodness of classic homemade biscuits with this easy recipe. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side for any meal, these biscuits are light, fluffy, and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (cold)
  • 1 large egg (optional, for brushing on top)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.
  3. Cut in the Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces of butter still visible.
  4. Add Milk: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the cold milk. Stir gently with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. The dough will be somewhat sticky.
  5. Shape the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times (about 5-6 times) until it comes together, but don’t overwork it. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle.
  6. Cut Out Biscuits: Use a biscuit cutter or a glass (about 2-3 inches in diameter) to cut out biscuits. Press straight down without twisting to ensure the biscuits rise evenly. Gather the scraps, re-pat the dough, and cut out the remaining biscuits.
  7. Brush with Egg (Optional): If desired, beat the egg and brush it over the tops of the biscuits for a golden finish.
  8. Bake: Arrange the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, placing them close together for soft sides or farther apart for crispier edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
  9. Cool and Serve: Let the biscuits cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy them warm with butter, jam, or your favorite toppings!

Tips:

  • For extra flaky biscuits, keep all ingredients cold, especially the butter and milk.
  • If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you can use a glass or even a knife to cut the dough into squares.

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