≡ Menu

Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

Fresh biscuits in the morning are so tasty! Homemade biscuits are far less greasy than those bought at a store and I think they taste better, too.

Baking powder biscuits are not only ingredient-simple (no buttermilk to keep on hand or make the substitute with milk and vinegar) but they are also simple to make! Once I realized I didn’t need to bother with a rolling pin and a cookie cutter, I started making biscuits all the time. Once the dough is put together, all I need is my hands to pat the dough onto the shelf and a sharp knife to cut it into squares.

The original recipe called for shortening but I prefer butter. But since it’s alright with me to change and adapt recipes, here’s “It’s Alright with Me” sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

Baking Powder Biscuits


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, aluminum free and low salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into 1/2 tablespoon pats
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Add butter and cut into flour with a pastry blender. Flour mixture should be crumbly, but not so fine that the butter makes the flour gummy.
  3. With a fork, stir milk into the flour/butter mixture. Dough will be sticky and should form a loose ball when properly mixed minimally.
  4. On a clean surface lightly knead 6 times. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 6 biscuits with a large knife. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat® or parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.


Adapted from a Betty Crocker® recipe.


Share Button

About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

Leave a Comment