Minute Biscuit (Pao de Minuto)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by marilia lins

Love this recipe because it's quick and no fuss; there is no need to roll dough. Don't expect a smooth finishing like regular biscuits. Delicious with just butter or butter and jam. Mother always makes it for an afternoon snack.

Top Review by Mirj2338

Excellent biscuit! I used soy milk, and instead of fennel seed used some fresh dill weed. I made the biscuits a little larger than the 2" balls, and they were perfect for breakfast with some herbed butter spread on them. Also, at 400 degrees it was a bit too high and I found the edges burning before the whole thing was fully baked, so I turned it down to 375 and it was perfect! Thanks for a wonderful and versatile recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, salt mix until mixture resembles course meal.
  2. Add egg, 3/4 cup milk and fennel seeds stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Depending on the flour you might need to add more milk.
  4. Put some butter in your hands and make 2'' balls with the dough.
  5. Bake in a greased baking sheet at 400 degrees till biscuits are lightly browned, about 12 to 15 minutes.

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