Trusted for the last 35 years, this homemade biscuit recipe is just 3 ingredients. Make these for dinner, shortcake, and all your favorite breakfast dishes!
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3-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits

Trusted for the last 35 years, this homemade biscuit recipe is just 3 ingredients. Make these for dinner, shortcake, and all your favorite breakfast dishes!See recipe notes for freezer instructions.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 151kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup butter cold, cut into pea-sized cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and butter. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or 2 knives, cut in butter until a coarse meal develops and butter is evenly distributed. 
  • Add milk and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is sticky, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 20 seconds, adding flour if the dough becomes sticky. 
  • Roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Press together uncut dough and continue rolling and cutting biscuits.
  • Bake until lightly golden brown on top and fragrant, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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Notes

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt may be substituted for the self-rising flour.
  2. Shortening may be substituted for the butter.
  3. The biscuits may be made ahead and frozen, unbaked, up to a month in advance. Bake straight from the freezer adding 3 to 5 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal