Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
These biscuits are light inside, slightly crispy on the outside. They are terrific for breakfast served as biscuits topped with a hearty sausage gravy (such as Sawmill Gravy recipe #: 56251) or as an accompaniment to any stew or "meat and potatoes" type dinner. (Note: Mixer speed settings are for KitchenAid stand mixers; adjust accordingly for the brand of mixer that you will be using)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter, cold
- 3⁄4 cup 2% low-fat milk, cold
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into mixer bowl with flat beater. On Speed 1, stir dry ingredients for a little under a minute to evenly distribute.
- Cut cold butter into cubes and add to mixer bowl with the dry ingredients. Turn to Stir Speed and mix about 1 minute, or until mixture resembles small crumbs a little smaller than peas. Stop and scrape bowl.
- Add milk. Turn to Stir Speed and mix until dough starts to cling to beater. Usually less than 30 seconds. Avoid overbeating.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and gently pat the dough to 1/2-inch to 1 inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch biscuit cutter or floured glass.
- Place on greased baking sheet and (optional) brush with melted butter, if desired.
- Bake at 425° F for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Serve immediately.
Very easy to make! My first biscuits from scratch! Thanks!
THANK YOU DOUGH RI MI FOR THIS RECIPE.. I stopped making biscuits because they were always awful... I've been told I either overwork or underwork the dough, use too much shortning or milk, I'm Just not a hand biscuit maker.. YOUR METHOD CAME OUT PERFECT. DH THOUGHT I'D BOUGHT THEM FROM THE BAKERY.
We relly liked these biscuits. The butter imparts a delicious flavour to the biscuits (the recipe in my BH&G cookbook calls for shortening). I prepared the recipe according to the directions omitting the sugar due to taste preference and agree with previous reviewers that this could be made without the use of a mixer quite easily but since the bowl and beaters went into the dishwasher cleanup was not an issue. Made for Fall '09 PAC.