Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

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This is my mom’s easy homemade biscuit recipe. These biscuits are moist on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. In other words, the perfect biscuit ever. I was hoping to have a video made making these, but I had to settle with pictures.

That’s actually okay because I’m a visual person anyway. So let’s pretend you are in my kitchen and we are making these fabulous biscuits together. You will never buy those biscuits in a can again, I promise. Maybe you never did, I’m just thinking out loud.

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Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

Oh, how I wish I could have you put your hands around this dough, and then helped roll it out. You could grab your biscuit cutters or those metal cups we grew up on and you would have the best biscuits ever, ready to bake!

One awesome thing you may want to know about this biscuit dough is it will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. You just roll out the dough and cut the biscuits you would like to bake, as needed.

Step 1

Grab a bowl, add the yeast, sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, warm water, and butter. Thoroughly mix together.

Step 2

Add the flour to the mixture above, one cup at a time while using a whisk to stir the mixture. When it starts getting thick I use my hands to knead it, ever so slightly. Oh, how I love the feel of homemade dough in my hands.

Step 3

Then continue mixing the biscuit dough with your hands. Sprinkle the countertop with flour and roll out the dough.

Step 5

I like to roll the dough out to at least 1/2 inch thickness.

Step 6

Place the cut biscuits on parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter (optional) and cover with greased plastic wrap. Let the biscuits rise a minimum of 20-30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the plastic wrap and bake the biscuits at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with melted butter and jam.

Finished Product

My mother made these biscuits all the time. One of my favorite desserts was a biscuit cut in half, topped with sliced strawberries, and whipping cream.

What Can I Serve Biscuits With?

  • Creamed chip beef (printable recipe below)
  • Creamed tuna
  • Butter and jam
  • Butter and honey
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Eggs and bacon
  • Chili
  • Soup
  • Sausage gravy
  • Beef stew

Biscuit Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe
Biscuits by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 4 tsp. instant SAF yeast
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1 cup shortening or butter (I use butter)
  • 5 cups white bread flour
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except the flour. Then slowly add the flour one
    cup at a time, and mix thoroughly. Place the covered bowl in the refrigerator. The dough
    will keep about 5 days in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough when ready to make the
    desired amount of biscuits. Brush them with melted butter and let rise 20-30 minutes.
    Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy

Creamed Chip Beef

5 from 1 vote
chip beef
Cream Chipped Beef by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 2 4.5- ounce jars of dried beef (rinse and cut into bite-size pieces)
  • pepper to taste
  • sugar optional to taste
Instructions
  1. Grab a large saucepan and melt the butter, stirring constantly. Add the flour and blend until smooth. This is called a Roux. Add the milk slowly and stir constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Add more milk if it’s too thick. Add the beef and pepper and sugar if desired. Stir until thoroughly combined. Serve over biscuits or toast.

Final Word

It’s crazy, but I believe if we can teach the world to make biscuits by using this easy homemade biscuit recipe they will not starve. Of course, we need other foods to go with it, but these will fill the belly.

If you are nervous about making bread, try making biscuits. These are easy to make and so fluffy they will melt in your mouth. Thanks for prepping, keep up the good work. May God bless this world, Linda

5 from 1 vote
Biscuits by Cheryl M. FREEZABLE DOUGH
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening/butter
  • 3/4-1 cup milk or buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Place dry ingredients with the shortening or butter in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly. Add milk or buttermilk gradually until ball forms. Roll onto a floured surface and cut into biscuit shapes. Freeze on cookie sheet for one hour. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.

    PLEASE NOTE ON FREEZING:

    I freeze these for an hour in a single layer then toss them in bulk freezer bags. Then you can pull out as many as you want at a time. Yes, you can bake from fresh or frozen with those directions. May take a minute or two longer from frozen or brown to suit you.

4 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

  • August 31, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    5 stars
    I like this recipe! Thank you for sharing. Only change for me would be part whole wheat flour.

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    • September 1, 2019 at 9:08 am
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      Hi Janet, oh my gosh, thank you!! I have made it with all whole wheat as well. Life is so good! Linda

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  • September 2, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    Hi Linda!
    Can regular milk be substituted for the buttermilk in this recipe?
    Thanks
    Laura

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    • September 2, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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      Hi Laura, it’s worth a try but remember buttermilk is a tad thicker. You can also make buttermilk with milk. You take 1-cup milk and add a tablespoon of vinegar. You now have buttermilk. There is something about the buttermilk, Linda

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