Easy Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Homemade biscuits recipe
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
160 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 131mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for homemade biscuits is really simple. The main thing to note is that in this recipe, we form the biscuits by hand by rolling them into little balls. Making the biscuits this way produces biscuits that are much flakier and tender than ones that are rolled out and cut using pastry cutters.


  • 1 1/4 cup/163 grams of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 1/4 cup/140 grams of flour (cake)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter/1 stick (cut into cubes)
  • 3/4 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

  3. Combine the flour and butter in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 8 to 10 times until the butter is incorporated and the mixture looks like rough crumbs.

  4. Transfer the flour mixture to a large bowl, add the milk and mix until everything is combined and you have a soft dough. Don't mix past this point or the dough will get too tough.

  5. Dust your work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Cut it into thirds, and then cut each third into four pieces. Then gently, by hand, form each small piece into a ball. You don't want a tight ball, so don't press the dough. Just shape it gently into a ball and transfer each ball to a baking sheet.

  6. Bake 15 minutes or until golden.


  • For best results, all the ingredients listed should be chilled. Also, it wouldn't hurt to chill the bowl and blade of the food processor you use to combine the butter and flour.

Recipe Variations

  • Buttermilk Biscuits: Substitute buttermilk for regular milk.
  • Cheese Biscuits: Stir in 3 oz. grated cheddar cheese when you add the milk.
  • Herb Biscuits: Stir in 1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs when you add the milk.