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Homemade Biscuits 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 Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted for brushing tops

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large 21”x15” baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cube butter and place in the freezer while you prep and measure remaining ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar.
  • Mix in the butter with the flour ingredients until crumbly. Don't overbeat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the half and half with egg.
  • Create a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients and mix with metal spoon just until incorporated.
  • Lightly dust workspace with flour and add the batter to the floured surface. Shape into a rectangle then fold one side into the center and repeat with the other side.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about a 5”x10” rectangle. With a biscuit mold, make 10 biscuits and then with the extra dough, create the last 2 biscuits.
  • Carefully transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter. Enjoy!

Notes

TO FREEZE:
Layout the uncooked biscuits onto a platter and freeze. Once the biscuits are frozen transfer into freezer bags. 
TO REHEAT: 
When ready to heat, remove from the freezer and bake by adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.