Some of the best recipes for biscuits are Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit from MyRecipes, Paula Deen's Biscuits, and Southern Biscuits from the Food Network. The recipes typically call for flour, butter and baking powder.
To make Our favorite Buttermilk Biscuit, grate 1/2 cup of frozen butter, and combine it with 2 1/2 cups of self-rising flour. After refrigerating the butter and flour mixture for 10 minutes, pour in 1 cup of chilled buttermilk, and mix everything just 15 times, until the dough is combined. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured area, folding it in half five times, before cutting out 1/2-inch thick and 2.5-inch diameter biscuits. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined pan, and bake them at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. After removing them from the oven, brush the tops with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
Make Paula Deen's Biscuits by whisking together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt, before cutting in 8 tablespoons of cubed butter. Once the mixture turns crumbly, knead in 3/4 cup of milk, roll out the dough, and cut out the biscuits. Place them in a buttered oven-safe skillet, and cook them at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.