As you know, we try to have as few boxed/pre-made items in our kitchen as possible.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of making biscuits. Most of the recipes I see are quite involved…waiting for dough to rise, rolling out the dough, making sure it’s not sticking to you and whatever surface you are rolling it on…
With this recipe I am sharing with you today, you don’t have to worry about any of that!
You can have biscuits, without doing a lot of work OR buying pre-packaged biscuits!
Here is what you will need;
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 T. Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 stick butter (cold)
- 3/4 cup milk (go ahead and put it in the measuring cup now… You will thank me later)
Before you get started with the directions below, turn on your oven to 400 degrees.
Now, you better wash your hands, because you are about to use them!
- Mix dry ingredients
2. Cut in butter until you have course crumbs. Most recipes will tell you to “cut” in the butter with a knife and fork. I find doing it that way slowly drives me insane. Instead, I just get my hands dirty. I cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a butter knife. Once it is all in there, I use my hands to mix it all up. It is a bit messier, but I don’t go insane, so it’s a win in my book! Just be sure not to cause the butter to melt too much while you do it.
3. Now pour in your milk.
4. Again, most recipes at this point will tell you to stir it with a knife. I go ahead and just use my already messy hands to stir it all up until fully integrated. I know… crazy… I like to live on the edge.
5. Take your dough and put in on a baking sheet. Flatten it out with your hands and then scour it into squares. You will get about 12 squares.
Okay… something important to remember about step 5… you do not have to flatten it out with a rolling pin and get it perfect (unless you want really to). Just use your hands to flatten it out to the best of your ability.
Stick it in the oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on the oven).
That’s it! When the sheet comes out of the oven, they will already be cut into biscuits and you just have to take them off the sheet!
They aren’t the prettiest biscuits you will ever make, so if you are looking for “pretty”, you should not make them.
If, however, you are looking for easy and tasty, then you have found a new recipe you will love!
Now, you can enjoy your biscuits with gravy or jelly or whatever you choose!