Looking for a new side dish recipe to try? This Baking Powder Biscuit recipe is just like grandma used to make! These are easy and hardly take any ingredients or effort.
Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe
Any biscuit recipe has so many possibilities. You can use them to make sandwiches, you can have them for a side dish for supper, or you can simply top with jam (or my personal favorite, Cantaloupe Butter!). They are also great for making Breakfast Sandwiches! You can enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, or supper. Plus biscuits freeze easily so you can make up a big batch when you make them and freeze the extras for future meals!
This Baking Powder Biscuit recipe is a very old fashioned biscuit. Your grandma may have made something like this! These biscuits are very simple to make, take only a few ingredients, and only take about 30 minutes or less from start to finish.
Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Shortening or Butter
- 2/3 cup Milk
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder until well blended.
Using a fork, cut in the shortening or cold butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
Add the milk into the bowl and mix with the fork only enough times to incorporate it into the dough.
Pour the dough onto a clean surface and knead the dough no more than 10 times.
Flatten out the dough until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass to form the biscuits.
Place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes or until biscuits are slightly brown.
If you are looking for even more biscuit recipes you may want to check out these others that I’ve previously posted for:
All are so tasty and an easy way to add a simple side to your meals. You can find other simple bread recipes from scratch on this page.
How to Freeze Biscuits
- To freeze the dough before baking the biscuits, follow the recipe above until you reach the final (baking) step. Place your pre-cut biscuit dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and place it in the freezer to flash freeze. Remove the dough from the sheet about an hour later, place in a freezer bag or container and store until needed. Thaw before baking or add additional time ot your baking to ensure doneness.
- To freeze the biscuits after baking, simply place the biscuits into a freezer bag or container after they have cooled completely. Thaw at room temperature before enjoying.
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What is your favorite way to enjoy biscuits?
This Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2014. It has been updated as of March 2020.