Homemade Biscuit Recipe

Soft, flaky and buttery Homemade Biscuit Recipe that will leave you so satisfied! The easy biscuits are so quick to make, and you just can’t beat the flavor of freshly baked biscuits.

These biscuits are great served with creamy gravy for breakfast or with butter and jam.

Homemade biscuits on a baking sheet baked to crispy perfection.

easy biscuit recipe-

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day – by far! I love having a hearty meal to get me started for the day (and coffee of course, because coffee is life). Having a large family though, breakfast can feel overwhelming and so time-consuming. That’s why I love this recipe so much. It comes together so quickly and it so delicious. The biscuits and so buttery, flaky soft and truly just melt in your mouth kind of delicious.

I love that you can add jam or butter for a sweeter breakfast or sausage, eggs and cheese for more of a savory breakfast!

Biscuit stacked on top of another golden biscuit.

tips for homemade biscuits-

Measure out ingredients and have them ready. This recipe is super easy and it’s best if everything is measured out.

Keep the working surface floured generously.

Don’t overmix the dough, a dough blender is great to use when mixing butter into the flour. The mixture will be crumbly, and you don’t want the butter to melt.

Flour the biscuit cutter so the dough doesn’t get stuck. When cutting, don’t twist the cutter.

How to make biscuits from scratch with milk, egg, flour, sugar and butter.

can biscuits be made in advance?

Yes! These biscuits are even great to make the night before. Prepare per instructions and refrigerate the cut biscuits. Keep biscuits covered. Bake in the morning per instructions.

can biscuit dough be frozen?

Yes, definitely. Uncooked biscuit dough is great to freeze. Layout shaped biscuits on a flat platter or baking sheet and freeze. Once the dough is frozen, transfer to a Ziploc bag. Bake as instructed, adding a few minutes to the bake time since the dough is frozen.

How to shape biscuits with a mold.

Once you give these homemade biscuits a try, you’ll never want to purchase store-bought ones again.

Try these other great bread recipes:

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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Biscuit Recipe

The easiest homemade biscuit recipe. Flaky, butter and soft biscuits that are so quick to make and foolproof. Enjoy with jam or gravy for the ultimate breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk

Instructions

  • Cube butter and place in the freezer while you prep and measure remaining ingredients.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
  • In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
  • Mix in the butter with the flour ingredients until crumbly. Don't overbeat.
  • Create a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients and mix with metal spoon just until incorporated.
  • Generously flour surface with flour. Add the dough and quickly form a circle with the dough.
  • Shape 12 biscuits with a biscuit mold.
  • Carefully transfer biscuit to a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Biscuit Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 12 Comments
  • Kristyn 07/30/2019, 12:29 am Link Reply

    These biscuits look crisp on the outside & soft on the inside, which I love! I think I need to make biscuits & gravy with these!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/30/2019, 6:00 pm Link Reply

      Yes, these are great with biscuits and gravy!

  • Melissa 07/29/2019, 5:20 pm Link Reply

    Soft and flaky – great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/30/2019, 6:00 pm Link Reply

      Just imagine with some fresh jam and cold milk.!

  • Jessica Burgess 07/29/2019, 3:19 pm Link Reply

    I really needed a new go-to biscuit recipe and now I have one!! Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/30/2019, 6:01 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Jessica. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mallory Lanz 07/29/2019, 3:05 pm Link Reply

    Thanks for all the tips and tricks. Making biscuits can be tricky!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/30/2019, 6:01 pm Link Reply

      Mallory, I hope you love the recipe as much as we do.

  • Katie 07/29/2019, 2:12 pm Link Reply

    The whole family loved these!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/30/2019, 6:01 pm Link Reply

      Appreciate the feedback, Katie!

  • Toria 07/17/2019, 10:22 am Link Reply

    Amazing biscuits recipe! So quick to make and taste so soft and delicious! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 07/17/2019, 10:23 am Link Reply

      Thank you, Toria!

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