Three Ingredient Biscuits

by Merissa on April 9, 2013

in Featured, Recipes

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Yes! Only three ingredients and you can have made-from-scratch biscuits! How exciting is that? I know my grandma would have LOVED to have had this recipe. Watching her make biscuits when I was growing up is something I treasure, but I also remember what a huge mess it made! She had to drag out quite a few ingredients which made her counters look like her pantry threw up on them!

No more ladies! I promise you can obtain crusty biscuits that are just PERFECT for gravy or slopping up grits or the last bit of soup. I was a little skeptical that these would actually turn out okay (especially using almond milk) but they're pretty darn awesome if I may say so!

Easy Biscuit Recipe

What You Need:

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup COLD butter (NOT margarine!)
  • 3/4 cup milk (now, I used almond milk but any milk will work!)

-Preheat over to 425 degrees

-Add flour to bowl with cold butter cut into pieces

-Incorporate the flour and butter until you get a good crumble about the size of large peas

-Stir in milk

-Work dough until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl

-Place dough on well floured surface and roll or pat out until around a half of an inch thick

-Using a biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter (like I used!!) cut out your biscuits and place them on a well greased cookie sheet

-Bake 10-14 minutes until golden brown

-Let cool and it's time to eat!


As you can see hear, I used a pretty flower cookie cutter since I am hoping and praying for spring to hurry up and get here! The whole family gobbled them up, and I have plenty to freeze to use at a later date!

Looking for a little bit different biscuit recipe? You might want to try Cream Biscuits or Buttermilk Biscuits!

Let me know how you guys like these! Do you have a favorite easy biscuit recipe?


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1 lynn April 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

You can actually make very good biscuits with just self-rising flour and milk. You need to have everything out & ready before you mix them and then work quickly to cut them out & stick in hot oven.


2 Catherine April 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

Are these biscuits flaky?


3 me July 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm

if u cook them correctly


4 Jackie April 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I like recipes that don’t make my kitchen a mess, too!

Right now I’m really into making large batches of biscuit mix that I can store in my pantry. A bit of extra work at first but then it’s ready for easy biscuits, pancakes, quick breads, etc.

I want to try that cookie cutter idea. So cute!


5 angie April 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

these are so simple to make gonna make some for tonight yummy thanks
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6 Yvonne @ StoneGable April 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This is my kind of recipe!!! Easy and good. A perfect combination!
Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing a great biscuit recipes!


7 person July 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm

is it ok if the butter is not a stick of butter?


8 Merissa July 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Any butter will work. Margarine will probably not work in this recipe though.


9 person July 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

oh ok thanks


10 me July 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

can u melt the butter up to 1/4 and then pour it in?


11 Merissa July 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

No, the butter really should be cut into this recipe or this biscuits won’t “fluff up” like they should. You can melt the butter and they will be edible, just not quite the same.


12 linn July 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

is pillsbury – all purpose flour fine?


13 Merissa July 22, 2013 at 6:57 am

No, you will need self rising flour for this recipe or will need to create self rising flour from the all purpose flour. For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and that will create “self rising flour”.


14 alissa July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

how long do you wait till the self rising flour rises?


15 Merissa July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

You don’t need to let it rise before you bake since it’s not a yeast product. It will rise in the oven as it’s cooking.


16 alissa July 23, 2013 at 9:42 am

yesterday i put it in for 20 minutes and it didn’t rise


17 Merissa July 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’m not sure then. Was your baking powder too old? They should rise in the oven, other than the baking powder being old I’m not sure what would cause them not to rise.


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