Dad's homemade biscuits are one of my absolute favorites! They're flaky and fluffy and soft and melt in your mouth. I grew up eating these regularly. I hated baked potatoes, but I also loved baked potatoes. I didn't like them-but baked potatoes meant biscuits, and us kids all really loved Dad's homemade biscuits.
These go great with anything. Sometimes when I'm in a hurry for dinner I'll whip some of these up and fry some eggs and pair them with some lettuce tomato and avocado. They make a great side, especially for something like Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken. And of course, we all love biscuits and gravy. Yummmmm.
To Make Biscuits:
These are really quick and easy to make. Start by mixing the dry ingredients together. Then, cut in the cold butter. Next, pour the milk in. I usually leave about a tablespoon of milk out, just in case. It's much much easier to add a little bit more milk, than it is to add more flour. Be VERY CAREFUL TO NOT OVERMIX when you add the milk. Pour the milk on top of the dry ingredients. Using a fork, lift from the bottom and turn the dough using a folding motion. Do not mix. It is worth the extra minute of folding to not over mix. Over mixed biscuits are tough and chewy instead of light and fluffy. The dough will be a bit sticky.
Once a dough has formed, sprinkle a counter or flat workspace with a generous amount of flour. Being very gentle and very careful not to handle the dough too much, roll the dough out to about 1/4" thick. Sprinkle a little flour over the rolled out dough. Brush your hand over it to spread the flour evenly. Gently fold the dough in half, sprinkle and smooth some more flour, then half again. That is where the layers come from. Now very very gently roll the dough out to about 3/4" thick.
Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1/2" apart. Bake at 400*F for 8-12 minutes. Biscuits will be juuuuuuuust starting to brown around the edges when they're done. For a golden top like these biscuits, top with an egg wash after they've been in the oven for 5 minutes (then return to oven to finish baking. If you don't use the egg wash, they will be very light colored.Print