Baking powder biscuits are light, tender, flaky and so delicious. For me they conjure up thoughts of being at Grandma’s house in her large farmhouse-style kitchen.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 + 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 8 tablespoons butter (1 cube), softened
- 1 cup milk
- Adjust your oven rack to the middle position. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add in the butter, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix until the butter has been cut into the dry ingredients and everything is combined. Add in the milk and mix briefly – just until the dough comes together. The dough will be a bit sticky but easy to handle.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly-floured board. Knead the dough about 12-15 times. With your hands, pat the dough into a circle that’s one-inch thick. If needed, use a rolling pin to even out the dough. Using a biscuit cutter or the top of a large-rimmed glass, cut out 10 biscuits. Place the biscuits on an un-greased baking tray.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits have become beautifully golden and their middles are done.
- Serve warm with butter. Enjoy!
LIGHT-COLORED BISCUITS: For biscuits with light-golden tops, after 10-12 minutes of baking, tent the baking tray with foil. Continue baking until done.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Tea Time, Dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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