Sometimes there's nothing better than warm, flaky homemade biscuits straight from the oven!
With a few simple pantry ingredients, buttery goodness, and a little practice, you can make homemade biscuits to go along with dinner tonight!
In this blog post, I'll cover everything from tips on creating perfect dough, to getting fluffy centers and easy freezing tips!
The perfect accompaniment to any of our Family Favorite Chicken Recipes or Family Dinner Ideas.
These easy homemade biscuits are made completely from scratch and can be on your table in under 30 minutes!
Homemade biscuits without buttermilk are best served warm from the oven with a little bit of butter and maybe a spoonful of jam.
I've included tips for how to freeze homemade biscuits so you can make a batch ahead of time and bake just a few at a time or the whole batch if you need them at a later date.
Table of Contents
- Biscuits without Buttermilk
- 🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
- 🥣Step-by-Step Instructions
- Cut out the Shapes
- Baking Instructions
- ❄️How to Freeze Homemade Biscuits
- 🔁How to Bake Frozen Biscuits
- Before You Begin!
- 🍶How to Store Homemade Biscuits
- ➡️ Top Recipe Tips for Making Biscuits
- 💡Troubleshooting Problems
- 🌟Try these recipes next...
- 📇Recipe Card
- 💬 Comments
Biscuits without Buttermilk
Making biscuits without buttermilk is a great option for those who don't have it on hand, While buttermilk adds a slight tangy flavor and tender texture to biscuits, using regular milk can still yield tasty results.
When substituting milk for buttermilk, keep in mind that the biscuits may have a slightly different texture. However, they will still be light, fluffy, and delicious!
Try a different way to make biscuits with this recipe for Mountain Dew Biscuits. They're a soft and sweet biscuit that will have you going back for seconds!
📌Quick Tip: If you do want to make buttermilk biscuits, combine 1 tablespoon vinegar with enough milk to make a cup to make your own buttermilk at home.
🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
Spring Chef Dough Blender, Top Professional Pastry Cutter with Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Blades, Medium Size, BlackReynolds Kitchens Cookie Baking Sheets, Pre-Cut Parchment Paper,25 Count (Pack of 4), 100 Total Sheets5 Pieces Circle Biscuit Cutter,Professional Stainless Steel Round Cookies Mold Tool with Ring Handle for Baking Pastry DoughnutPastry Brush, Heat Resistant Silicone Basting Brush for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Grill Barbecue Baking
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Step 2: Then add the cold butter and using a pastry blender, combine the butter and flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
- Step 3: Slowly add the milk, stirring with a fork.
Cut out the Shapes
- Step 4: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to bring the everything together.
- Step 5: Roll out the dough about ¾ inch thick.
- Step 6: Using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, cut out about 12 biscuits. If you have scraps, re-roll them and cut out more biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly and serve warm with butter and strawberry jam.
📌Quick Tip: I love to brush melted butter on top of the baked biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven!
❄️How to Freeze Homemade Biscuits
I love preparing an extra recipe and freezing the homemade biscuits to use at a later time.
- Place the cut out biscuits on a baking tray that's been lined with parchment paper.
- Place the tray in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Once the biscuits are frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag until needed.
🔁How to Bake Frozen Biscuits
- When you're ready to enjoy the frozen homemade biscuits, pull the biscuits out of the freezer. You only have to bake as many as you need...which is why I love freezing the biscuits...portion control!
- Place the frozen biscuits on a parchment lined baking tray and bake as directed only add three to four minutes to the total time.
Before You Begin!
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🍶How to Store Homemade Biscuits
- Allow the biscuits to cool completely before storing them. This helps prevent moisture buildup and maintain their texture.
- Then store them in either an airtight container or plastic zipper bag. Make sure you squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible.
- You can store them at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
- They taste great the next day lightly toasted!
➡️ Top Recipe Tips for Making Biscuits
- You can prepare the biscuits earlier in the day by combining the flour, baking powder and butter together.
- Then place the dry ingredients in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to make the biscuits.
- When you're ready to enjoy the biscuits, add the cold milk and continue with the rest of the recipe.
Every now and then you might run into problems preparing any recipe. Here are a few tips when things aren't going as planned with this easy freezer homemade biscuits recipe:
- Make sure you have fresh baking powder. Yes, sometimes baking powder can get old! Check the date on the container.
- If the dough is too wet, just add another tablespoon or two of flour and combine.
- If the dough is too dry and crumbly, add another tablespoon of milk but be careful not to add too much.
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- This recipe for Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread uses frozen bread rolls to create a fun, garlicy side dish for dinner!
- Homemade French Baguettes - this recipe uses yeast, however, it's ready fast. You only need a 30 minute rise for the dough.
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- ¾ cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold butter and using a biscuit cutter, combine the butter and flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
- Slowly add the milk, stirring with a fork.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to bring the everything together.
- Roll out the dough about ¾ inch thick.
- Using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, cut out about 12 biscuits.
- If you have scraps, re-roll them and cut out more biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly and serve warm with butter and jam.
All ovens are different, so please check the biscuits after 8 minutes of baking to make sure they're not getting too brown.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2011 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!