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Easy-Peasy Homemade Flaky Biscuits

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

Perfect homemade flaky biscuits

Perfect homemade flaky biscuits

Need Something to Go With That Gravy?

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 timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

8 min

13 min

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. To a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of flour. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix well.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup of butter and cut into your dry ingredients until crumbly.
  4. Add in 1 cup of milk. Mix together until you have a dough-like consistency.
  5. Pour dough out on a clean, dry surface, lightly dusted with flour.
  6. Roll your dough out until thin and then fold in half. Repeat this step one more time: roll out until thin and then fold in half.
  7. Cut out round shapes with a cookie cutter or drinking glass and lay out evenly on your cookie sheet.
  8. Pop into the oven and bake for about 6–8 minutes.
  9. Enjoy! I advise serving with homemade gravy.

Photo Guide

Add your flour.

Add your flour.

Add in salt.

Add in salt.

Add in baking powder.

Add in baking powder.

Mix your ingredients well.

Mix your ingredients well.

Add butter.

Add butter.

Cut in until your mixture is crumbly.

Cut in until your mixture is crumbly.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it thoroughly with cooking spray.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it thoroughly with cooking spray.

Mix everything together well.

Mix everything together well.

Expect a kind of clumpy consistency when well combined.

Expect a kind of clumpy consistency when well combined.

Finally add your milk.

Finally add your milk.

Mix until you get a dough-like consistency.

Mix until you get a dough-like consistency.

When mixed, turn your dough out onto a clean floured surface.

When mixed, turn your dough out onto a clean floured surface.

Roll your dough out flat.

Roll your dough out flat.

Fold over and roll out again lightly; Repeating this process several times will give you the layers you are looking for.

Fold over and roll out again lightly; Repeating this process several times will give you the layers you are looking for.

With a glass that will give you the size biscuit you are looking for, cut out your biscuits.

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.

Keep your dough thicker for thicker biscuits, or roll it out thinner for thinner, smaller biscuits.

Lay all of your biscuits out on your tray about an inch apart.

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.

Notice I tried out several different thicknesses to see what turned out the best.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

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.

Note the flaky quality inside. Yum!

Note the flaky quality inside. Yum!

Top with jelly, egg and sausage, or gravy.

Top with jelly, egg and sausage, or gravy.

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Serving Suggestions

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 breakfast more exciting and nutritious.

© 2018 Victoria Van Ness