Recipe by Chef mariajane
A very versatile recipe!! Biscuits can be given a quick twist with a few extra ingredients. For herbed biscuits, follow the main recipe, and add 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons dried herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme or parsley to the flour mixture. For the cheese biscuits, follow the main recipe, add 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese to flour mixture.
Top Review by Ransomed by Fire
At first, I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of this recipe because all of the other recipes I have used so far have included milk. But, tonight, we didn't have any mlik, and I wanted biscuits. Not only are these biscuits easy to make with just a few common ingredients, even if you don't have milk; they are also very easy to make, and they taste surprisingly good - even better than some of the ones with milk! They were very soft and fluffy and had a nice buttery and slightly sweet flavor. I am REALLY glad I found this recipe! Thank you!
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup water
Directions See How It's Made
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
- Add water and stir gently, taking care not to overmix, which will toughen the biscuts. The dough will be quite sticky. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and quickly knead 5 or 6 times.
- Roll or pat out dough to approximately 1-inch thickness. Cut out using a floured round biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking pan and bake in a preaheated 375F oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.