Fluffy Homemade Biscuits



Fluffy Homemade Biscuits Recipe

This is the only Biscuit Recipe you will need. Homemade Biscuits are super soft and these are quick and easy to make with just 6 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2
    Tbsp
    baking powder
    (aluminum free)
  • 1
    tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4
    tsp
    salt
    (we use fine sea salt)
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsalted butter
    (8 Tbsp, cold)
  • 1
    cup
    half and half (minus 2 Tbsp)*
  • 1/2
    Tbsp
    melted butter
    to brush the baked biscuits

Instructions

Make the Biscuit Dough:

  1. Dice butter into 1/2″ cubes and refrigerate until needed.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk thoroughly.

  3. Add diced cold butter and cut it into the flour using a pastry blender (or two knives or a fork), until the largest butter pieces are pea-sized.

  4. Add 1 cup – minus 2 Tbsp of Half and Half all at once and stir until mixture comes together and is mostly moistened. Do not over-mix.

Fold Dough and Cut Biscuits:

  1. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. If dough is very sticky, lightly sprinkle the top with flour.

  2. Pat dough into a rectangle then fold it in half and pat into another rectangle. Fold a second time and pat into a 5″x10″ rectangle or 3/4″ thickness. Dip a 2 1/2″ round biscuit cutter into flour and cut out 8 biscults. Pull together scraps and form into a rectangle to cut an extra 2 biscuits.

Bake Biscuits:

  1. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet 1-inch apart and bake at 450˚F for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and biscuits are baked through. While bicuits are hot, brush tops with 1/2 Tbsp melted butter. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes then serve.

Recipe Notes

*Notes on half and half – you can substitute with equal parts heavy cream and milk. In very humid climates, reduce the amount of half and a half to 3/4 cup. 

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