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Easy, Flaky, Buttery Biscuits

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These super easy biscuits are sure to please any picky crowd. Great without any toppings, or the perfect sausage gravy in the morning, or just some fresh, homemade jam!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 4-½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons Cream Of Tartar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cups Butter, Cold
  • 1 whole Egg, Slightly Beaten
  • 1 cup Milk

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter, until it is pea-sized. Mix egg and milk in a small bowl then pour into the dry mix. Stir together with a fork. Combine all the dry mix with the wet mixture until it forms a soft ball.

Turn out onto a floured counter. Pat down until it’s about 3/4″ thick (rolling will keep it from being flaky so use your hands). Using a biscuit cutter (or whatever you have handy), cut biscuits out and place on an ungreased pan.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and beautiful. Perfect for soups, breakfast, or just a yummy snack! Enjoy!

Please note: we live at 8500 feet, so I do add a little more flour—just enough for a soft dough—than the recipe calls for, and bake these closer to 14 minutes.

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hulatutu on 9.28.2016

I made these biscuits last night and these are the best I have ever baked, ever. I am 61 years young and have been baking since I was 15 so I have experience! My family loved them and told me I have to make them again. I did a couple things different. I used buttermilk, let the dough sit for 10 minutes before cutting them out and when I put them on the floured surface I patted out the dough, folded into thirds, patted again, folded, repeat three times before cutting into rounds. I also made about an inch thick so I got 10 biscuits. They were absolutely delicious. I have been dieting for 7 months, this is only the 3rd time I have “cheated” on the diet, the 3rd time I’ve had bread in 7 months, but I couldn’t help it, the fluffy biscuit was just too tempting. Thank you for this awesome recipe.

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Sarah W @ homestyleworldcook.blogspot.com on 1.31.2012

I made these this past weekend to go with soup and had wonderful results. We all loved them! They were so flaky and full of wonderful flavor. We tried them with butter and apple butter- go great with anything!

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concocting on 1.28.2012

Delicious! Made these last night for a snack, terrific with jam and butter.

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jrust5 on 12.23.2010

After several tries with other recipes, I finally achieved fluffy biscuits with this one! Five mitts!

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midgetinvasion on 4.23.2010

This has to be my favorite flavored biscuits out of all the recipes I’ve tried. A keeper, going in my recipe box!

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Marie on 5.10.2015

I’ve tried many, many biscuit recipes over the years. This is a winner—-fabulous in every way!

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heidimay18 on 2.27.2013

The most amazing biscuits ever!

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kender3 on 2.9.2013

Not the Southern style biscuits we are used to. Fine, but more like drop biscuits.

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Rebekah Godt on 9.23.2012

these are very flaky and yummy! I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup veg shortening. Didn’t rise too much but very tasty.

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lauralh on 8.4.2012

These biscuits were easy to make and were light, flaky and soft. The recipe made about a dozen large (about 3 inch) biscuits.

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