Want to make homemade biscuits but don’t have a lot of ingredients or time on your hands? This wonderful recipe for 3 ingredient biscuits from scratch is for you! These will make the perfect addition to your next meal.
3 Ingredient Biscuits Recipe
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 a milk alternative) but they’re pretty darn awesome if I may say so.
This recipe uses self-rising flour. If you do not have any, it’s very easy to make! Here’s how:
Self Rising Flour Recipe
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Now on to the recipe…
3 Ingredient Biscuit Recipe
What You Need:
- 2 cups Self-Rising Flour
- 1/4 cup COLD Butter (NOT margarine)
- 3/4 cup Milk (a dairy-free milk will work)
How to Make 3 Ingredient Biscuits
Preheat over to 425 degrees.
Add flour to the bowl with cold butter cut into pieces.
Incorporate the flour and butter until you get a good crumbly mixture. 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. Resist the urge to over-knead the dough. The less kneading you do, the flakier and light your biscuits will be. Using a biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter, cut out your biscuits and place them on a well-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-14 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool and it’s time to eat!
A few more things…
Can you make biscuits without baking powder?
In a way, you can! If you don’t have any baking powder on hand you can make your own. Just combine 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar. Use as a 1 for 1 replacement for baking powder in any recipe.
Can you make biscuits without shortening?
Obviously, if you’ve read or made the recipe above, you know you can! Of course, if you’d rather use shortening in this recipe you definitely can otherwise stick with the butter which will give you a little bit of a richer flavor.
The whole family gobbled them up, and I have plenty to freeze to use at a later date. These biscuits will freeze well if you want to make a large batch at one time. OR you can even make the recipe and then freeze the dough (after you’ve cut it into biscuit shapes) and then bake at a later date.
Have you ever tried this 3 ingredient Biscuits recipe? Do you have a favorite easy biscuit recipe?