Homemade Biscuits

by Holly – Spend With Pennies
makes 8 biscuits


2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup butter cold and cut into small cubes
3/4 cup milk or as needed


Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine.

Add cold butter and cut in using a pastry blender (or fork). You’re looking for a somewhat crumbly texture. You want to see small bits of butter about the size of a pea.

Gently stir the milk into the flour a little bit at a time. The mixture will somewhat cohesive but slightly sticky. It should also start to pull away from the bowl. You may not need all of the milk.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead about 10 times or until the mixture smooth. If the dough is super sticky or sticks to the surface add a little more flour. If too dry, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

Gently pat out the dough until it’s 1-inch thick. Then using a large biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits and place them on a large baking sheet.

Pat out any remaining dough and repeat the cutting out process.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Tip: Try freezing the butter and grate with cheese grater.