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Flaky Homestyle Biscuits

These flaky biscuits are something that kids would love topped with their favorite jam or served along side fluffy scrambled eggs and bacon! Super easy recipe, made with ingredients people usually have around the house. Great thing about these is you can make them your own. You can follow recipe as is, or add cheddar cheese and make cheddar biscuits for dinner or a pinch of cinnamon and sugar for a perfect strawberry shortcake! –Michelle Rodriguez

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk

Preparation

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Grate a cold stick of butter (straight from the fridge) on a cheese grater and mix into flour with a fork.

Pour milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk just until dough is soft, moist and pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. No need to knead the dough, the less you touch it they flakier the biscuits will be. You can take a bench scraper and press dough together if it’s a little crumbly.
Roll dough out into a 3/4 inch thick sheet and cut with a floured or oiled biscuit or cookie cutter. Don’t turn the cutter, just press straight down.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with a little melted butter, for sweet biscuits you can sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top, for savory, sprinkle a little sea salt on top!

Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.