Favorite Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy, soft, melt in your mouth with a little honey butter.  So yummy!

One of my favorite breakfasts as a kid was homemade biscuits.  Not biscuits from a refrigerator tube.  Yes, those are quick and easy, but they are not nearly as fresh and delicious.

Growing up, my mom almost always made a fresh, hot breakfast for us before school.  I loved it when I woke up and saw biscuits on the cookie sheet with a bowl of homemade honey butter on the side.  That was a good start to the day.  

My favorite fluffy biscuits come together pretty quickly.  And you can easily substitute the shortening for butter if you prefer. Or do a combination of the two.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 shortening
  • 1 cup milk

Supplies

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Pastry blender
  • Fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Cookie sheet

Directions

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Drop in shortening and then cut with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour.  Add the milk all at once and stir with a fork until just moistened.
  5. In the bowl, knead briefly until the dough starts to hold together and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Lightly roll out the dough until 3/4 inch thick.  Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter (or the top of a cup).
  7. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove biscuits from sheet and serve immediately.

Makes about 10-15 biscuits, depending on the size of your cutter.

Honey Butter

Combine 1/2 cup softened butter with 2 tablespoons honey.  Makes 1/2 cup.

How I Make These Biscuits

Please note that this video does show me making a double batch. I often double my recipes and freeze the leftovers for an easy breakfast on another day.

Make and Freeze for Later

Do these biscuite freeze well? Yes they do! Just remember to let the biscuits cool completely before placing in a ziplock bag and then freezing.

When ready to eat, remove from freezer and let come to room temperature or defrost in the microwave.

Day old or previously frozen biscuits usually taste better after a few second in the microwave. They are kind of like fried food. They are best fresh, but can still be yummy later if they are warmed up.

Enjoy!

~ Rachel

Favorite Fluffy Biscuits

Favorite Fluffy Biscuits

Yield: 10-12 biscuits
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fluffy, soft, melt in your mouth. Delicious with a little honey butter or jam.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 shortening
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Drop in shortening and then cut with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour.  Add the milk all at once and stir with a fork until just moistened.
  5. In the bowl, knead briefly until the dough starts to hold together and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Lightly roll out the dough until 3/4 inch thick.  Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter (or the top of a cup).
  7. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Honey Butter

Combine 1/2 cup softened butter with 2 tablespoons honey.  Makes 1/2 cup.

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