Easy-Peasy Homemade Flaky Biscuits

Updated on May 28, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Easy Peasy Homemade Flaky Biscuits
Easy Peasy Homemade Flaky Biscuits | Source
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One of my husband's favorite breakfast meals is biscuits and gravy. More specifically, it's biscuits and sausage gravy. We tried out a variety of recipes for both with a lot of failures until we got them just right. Now we make this meal frequently in our home. It's quickly becoming one of my oldest son's favorites as well.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 16 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour to a large bowl.
  3. Add in 1 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Add 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
  5. Mix all of your ingredients together well.
  6. Add in 1/2 cup of butter and cut into your dry ingredients until crumbly.
  7. Now add in 1 cup of milk.
  8. Mix together until you have a dough like consistency.
  9. Pour dough out on a clean, dry surface, lightly dusted with flour.
  10. Roll your dough out until thin and then fold in half.
  11. Roll your dough out until thin and then fold in half again.
  12. Cut out round shapes with a cookie cutter or drinking glass and lay out evenly on your cookie sheet.
  13. Pop into the oven and bake for about 6-8 minutes.
  14. I advise serving with my yummy homemade gravy.
Step One: Add your flour
Step One: Add your flour | Source
Step Two: Add in salt.
Step Two: Add in salt. | Source
Step Three: Add in baking powder.
Step Three: Add in baking powder. | Source
Step Four: Mix your ingredients well
Step Four: Mix your ingredients well | Source
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Step Five: Add butter.Step Six: Cut in until your mixture is crumbly.Step Seven: Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it thoroughly with cooking spray.Step Eight: Mix everything together well.Expect a kind of clumpy consistency when well combined.Step Nine: Finally add your milk.Step Ten: Mix until you get a dough-like consistency.Step Eleven: When mixed, turn your dough out onto a clean floured surface.Step Twelve: Roll your dough out flat.Step Thirteen: Fold over and roll out again lightly; Repeating this process several times will give you the layers you are looking for.Step Fourteen: With a glass that will give you the size biscuit you are looking for, cut out your biscuits.Keep your dough thicker for thicker biscuits, or roll it out thinner for thinner, smaller biscuits.Step Fifteen: Lay all of your biscuits out on your tray about an inch apart.Notice I tried out several different thicknesses to see what turned out the best.Step Sixteen: Remove from the oven and let cool.Here are some really cool ones I made from the last of the biscuit dough.Step Seventeen: Note the flaky quality inside. Yum!Step Eighteen: Top with jelly, egg and sausage, or even my Homemade Cream Gravy for a real treat!
Step Five: Add butter.
Step Five: Add butter. | Source
Step Six: Cut in until your mixture is crumbly.
Step Six: Cut in until your mixture is crumbly. | Source
Step Seven: Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it thoroughly with cooking spray.
Step Seven: Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it thoroughly with cooking spray. | Source
Step Eight: Mix everything together well.
Step Eight: Mix everything together well. | Source
Expect a kind of clumpy consistency when well combined.
Expect a kind of clumpy consistency when well combined. | Source
Step Nine: Finally add your milk.
Step Nine: Finally add your milk. | Source
Step Ten: Mix until you get a dough-like consistency.
Step Ten: Mix until you get a dough-like consistency. | Source
Step Eleven: When mixed, turn your dough out onto a clean floured surface.
Step Eleven: When mixed, turn your dough out onto a clean floured surface. | Source
Step Twelve: Roll your dough out flat.
Step Twelve: Roll your dough out flat. | Source
Step Thirteen: Fold over and roll out again lightly; Repeating this process several times will give you the layers you are looking for.
Step Thirteen: Fold over and roll out again lightly; Repeating this process several times will give you the layers you are looking for. | Source
Step Fourteen: With a glass that will give you the size biscuit you are looking for, cut out your biscuits.
Step Fourteen: With a glass that will give you the size biscuit you are looking for, cut out your biscuits. | Source
Keep your dough thicker for thicker biscuits, or roll it out thinner for thinner, smaller biscuits.
Keep your dough thicker for thicker biscuits, or roll it out thinner for thinner, smaller biscuits. | Source
Step Fifteen: Lay all of your biscuits out on your tray about an inch apart.
Step Fifteen: Lay all of your biscuits out on your tray about an inch apart. | Source
Notice I tried out several different thicknesses to see what turned out the best.
Notice I tried out several different thicknesses to see what turned out the best. | Source
Step Sixteen: Remove from the oven and let cool.
Step Sixteen: Remove from the oven and let cool. | Source
Here are some really cool ones I made from the last of the biscuit dough.
Here are some really cool ones I made from the last of the biscuit dough. | Source
Step Seventeen: Note the flaky quality inside. Yum!
Step Seventeen: Note the flaky quality inside. Yum! | Source
Step Eighteen: Top with jelly, egg and sausage, or even my Homemade Cream Gravy for a real treat!
Step Eighteen: Top with jelly, egg and sausage, or even my Homemade Cream Gravy for a real treat! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 187
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 11 mg4%
Sodium 554 mg23%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

These can be smeared with butter or jam, eaten with sausage and egg or bacon, or even just enjoyed all by themselves. I've always loved the flaky layers of biscuits and I don't have to wait until we have more packages in the refrigerator to enjoy them.

Now you also know how to make them easily at home. I hope this makes your breakfasts more exciting and nutritious.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        2 months ago

        Oh my goodness, my hubby would absolutely love this recipe!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        2 months ago from Fountain, CO

        No eggs needed. These are delicious!

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        peachy 

        2 months ago from Home Sweet Home

        no eggs? does it melt in the mouth?

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