10 Most Reviewed Homemade Biscuit Recipes

You have a sweet tooth today and you’re thinking about baking some biscuits? Sounds perfect. Biscuits are so soft, light and fluffy, perfect for summer days, when you want real cookies, not just ice cream. There is just one problem – you don’t have a good recipe and there are tons of recipes all over the Internet. How to choose a good one? Don’t be bothered. We did a little research for you. Here are 10 best rated and most tasteful biscuit recipes. They were tried out by thousands of people and got the best reviews. You’ll be satisfied, too.

Easy homemade biscuits

These biscuits are buttery, sweet and easy to make. They deserve a place in your book with recipes, cause once you make them you will always come back for more. You’ll need just 6 ingredients and 25 minutes of your time.

Source: Sugar Spun Run

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (85 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾  cup milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Put baking paper on your baking tray and set it aside. 
  • First combine dry ingredients in a large bowl – flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. 
  • Dice cold butter and add it to the flour mixture and stir until you get crumbles.
  • Add milk and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula (don’t overwork the dough!)
  • Transfer the dough on a lightly floured work surface. If the dough is sticky add some more flour.
  • Once the dough is cohesive, fold it in half. Rotate to 90 degrees and fold again.
  • Using your hands, not rolling pin, flatten the dough to 1 inch thickness.
  • Cut the biscuits and bake them for 12 minutes at 425 degrees F.
  • If you want you can brush freshly baked biscuits with melted salted butter.

Tip: If you want (and you do!) fluffy and soft biscuits make sure your milk and butter are as cold as possible. Don’t overwork the dough – knead it shortly. You won’t need a rolling pin for this recipe – use your fingers to stretch the dough.

This recipe was taken from sugarspunrun.com

Basic biscuits

These biscuits are easy to make and you can serve them with almost any meal. This is the basic recipe. You can enrich it with desirable ingredients. 

This recipe was taken from Basic Biscuits Video 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Put baking paper on your baking tray and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add shortening and mix with a fork until mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Pour milk while stirring with a fork. 
  • Your dough is ready when it’s soft, moist and it pulls away from bowl sides.
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll it with a rolling pin.
  • Cut biscuits with a biscuit or cookie cutter.
  • Bake them in preheated oven for 10 minutes (until they get golden brown color)

Tip: Sift dry ingredients. Sifting will aerate the mixture and make dry ingredients combine better.

This recipe was taken from allrecipes.com

Buttery buttermilk biscuits

There are two secrets to the taste of these beautiful biscuits: a lot of cold butter and chilling the dough before baking. You’ll need 40 minutes to make them and not as nearly that much to eat them!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter (10 tablespoons cut into ½ inch cubes and chilled and 2 tablespoons melted)
  • 1 cup buttermilk chilled
  • Flaky salt for sprinkling

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven and place the oven rack to the lower third of the oven.
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the chilled butter and mix it in the flour mixture until it’s the size of peas.
  • Lightly flour the work surface and transfer the dough. Knead it just a bit, to come together. Stretch it with your hands until it’s ½ inch thick.
  • Cut the dough with a cookie or biscuit cutter.
  • Transfer the biscuits to a baking tray and brush it with melted butter. Lightly sprinkle the biscuits with flaky salt.
  • Chill the biscuits for about 10 minutes!
  • Bake biscuits for 20 minutes. Cool them before serving.

Tip: You can freeze unbaked biscuits in a resealable plastic bag or a container, up to a month. Bake straight from the freezer, adding a few more minutes for baking time.

This recipe was taken from foodandwine.com

J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits

You’re preparing to make some really big biscuits here. They are equally tasty served with sweet or savory food – butter, honey, gravy. You can serve these biscuits as a snack, for breakfast or dinner – as you wish. The dough can be prepared a few hours earlier (or day ahead). Let’s take a look at the recipe for the biggest biscuits you’ll ever make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
  • Cut in the shortening and mix until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Add milk, little by little, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer onto a floured work surface, knead a few times and roll to 1 inch thick.
  • Cut 6 biscuits with a really big cutter (you can use a juice glass)
  • Put biscuits onto a baking tray and bake them for 13 to 15 minutes.

Tip: If you make the dough the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight, don’t be surprised if your biscuits rise even more. Baking powder will have more time to “work” overnight.

This recipe was taken from allrecipes.com

Flakiest Biscuits By Angie Thomas

You will fall in love with the buttery taste of flakiest biscuits ever!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (230 grams) – 2 sticks, cubed, very cold
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk, cold
  • Some more butter for brushing

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and soda, salt.
  • Add butter and mix it with your fingers, until you have large crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and mix until thick dough is formed.
  • Roll the dough with a rolling pin to about 1 ½ or 2 inches thick
  • Cut out the biscuits with a biscuit cutter or small glass.
  • Bake biscuits for about 20 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  • Brush them with melted butter.

Tip: If unbaked biscuits are touching on the baking sheet, that’s ok, you’ll separate them after they are done.

This recipe was taken from Tasty.co

Southern Biscuits

These biscuits contain two kinds of fat – both butter and shortening. They are soft, fluffy and tasty. You’ll need 40 minutes to prepare these beauties from scratch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degree F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and soda and salt.
  • Add diced butter and mix it in with your fingertips, until mixture is all crumbly.
  • Add chilled buttermilk and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and fold it 5-6 times.
  • Roll the dough with a rolling pin until it’s 1 inch thick.
  • Cut out the biscuits with a biscuit cutter or a glass.
  • Place biscuits on a baking pan, covered with baking paper.
  • Bake biscuits for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown on top.

Tip: In this recipe you can use all-purpose flour or self-rising flour.

This recipe was taken from foodnetwork.com.

Easy lemon biscuits

Refreshing and tasty, these bite-size lemon biscuits are an explosion of delicate taste and beautiful airy texture. You’ll enjoy them with a cup of tea in the afternoon or any other time of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 150 grams salted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup white sugar (160 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large lemon, juice and zest
  • 4-5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 ⅔ cups self-raising flour (250 grams)
  • ½ cup icing sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking trays with baking paper
  • Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until they get creamy
  • Add egg, lemon juice and zest and food coloring
  • Add flour and mix until combined
  • Take a full teaspoon of mixture, roll into a ball, roll into icing sugar and place on a baking tray 3cm apart from each other
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. When baked, roll them into some more icing sugar and leave them to completely cool down before serving.

Tip: If you’re using an electric mixer, run it on high speed when mixing wet ingredients. When you add flour, slow it down to the lowest setting.

This recipe was taken from bestrecipes.com

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits

Chocolate fudge and biscuits in a fusion? Yes, they are incredibly tasty and you’ll want to make a double portion. Go for it, now.

Ingredients:

  • 60 grams cocoa powder, sieved
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 70 grams icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line the baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix cocoa powder, caster sugar and oil, adding one by one egg, until combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, pinch of salt and baking powder. 
  • Add flour mixture to cocoa mixture and knead until soft dough forms.
  • Form little balls, roll them in icing sugar and bake them in the middle oven rack.
  • Cool before serving.

Tip: For best results all ingredients should be room temperature.

This recipe was taken from bbcgoodfood.com

Strawberry Drop Biscuits

Strawberry drop biscuits are somewhere between a muffin top and a biscuit. They are incredibly easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients in one bowl, bake them and you’ll have a perfect breakfast. Crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, these biscuits are full of refreshing and delightful strawberry flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (190 grams)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons (180 grams) salted butter (cold and cubed to ½ inch dices)
  • 4 medium strawberries cut into small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar (30 grams)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Put the oven rack in the center of the oven and line a baking pan with some baking paper.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add pieces of butter and work the butter into the flour with your fingers.
  • Toss in strawberries and mix with a fork to combine the ingredients.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of heavy cream and ¼ cup water. Stir with a fork.
  • If the dough is dry add 2 or 3 teaspoons of water.
  • Put 6 mounds of dough on a baking sheet. Lightly brush on top with one tablespoon of heavy cream.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl mix one remaining tablespoon heavy cream and 30 grams confectioners sugar, to get thick icing. Spoon it over warm biscuits.

Tip: Instead of strawberries you can use blueberries or raspberries if you prefer.

This recipe was taken from cooking.nytimes.com

Banana biscuits

Banana biscuits are a perfect way to use overripe bananas. Depending on the ripeness of the banana you won’t need to add any sugar. This will be a healthy and tasty snack for you and your family. 

Ingredients:

  • One large ripe banana, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 2 ½ cups pastry flour + for dusting
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½  teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cream Cheese or butter for serving

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Blend banana and buttermilk in a blender until smooth. Add butter and lemon zest.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, cream of tartar and salt. In the center add banana mixture.
  • Using a spatula combine all together until you have a soft sticky dough.
  • Dust work surface and your hands with flour.
  • Form the dough into a ball. Roll it with a rolling pin to be ½ inch thick.
  • Cut the biscuits and put them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until well risen and golden.
  • Serve warm with cream cheese or butter.

Tip: These biscuits freeze well, so you can make them a few days ahead.

This recipe was taken from cookforyourlife.org