What Is an Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe?

What Is an Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe?

What Is an Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe?

The easiest basic biscuits to make are drop biscuits. However, AllRecipes.com also has an easy recipe for cut-out biscuits. Both recipes require around 30 minutes.

Real Simple Magazine has a drop biscuit recipe that calls for 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of cold butter, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of whole milk. Use a knife to cut the butter into small pieces.

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the flour, butter, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Process until the mixture forms pea-sized lumps. Add the milk, mixing until the powder is moistened.

Use a tablespoon to divide the dough into six equal parts. Place each mound onto a baking sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden.

Making cut-out biscuits takes a little more preparation. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the same dry ingredients as above in a bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut 1/2 cup of shortening into the powder until coarse crumbles form.

While stirring with a fork, pour 3/4 cup of milk into the crumble mixture. Knead the dough on a floured board until it is no longer sticky. Roll out the dough to 1/2-inch thickness, and use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.