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Easy Light & Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

Made with simple ingredients, these light and fluffy baking powder biscuits are so quick and easy to mix up. Using both baking powder and baking soda, this old fashioned biscuits recipe has buttery layers with a golden brown crust. They’re a universal favorite comfort food and are served often hot & slatered in butter (and sometimes jam) alongside soups. They can also be used for yummy breakfast sandwiches.

Why You’ll Love This Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

I’ve found there are certain recipes that bring out a lot of emotion and passion in people. Biscuits are one of them! Opinions abound as to how to make the “best ever biscuits” and very specific “dos and don’ts” are often listed.

I’ve been making biscuits for over 30 years the same way, but as I started to do research for this biscuit recipe post, I started to doubt my own abilities. Goodness gracious, there are rules upon rules nowadays about how to make “proper” biscuits.

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be so complicated! You’re going to love this recipe – and here’s why:

  • No special ingredients are needed – no special flour, flour brands, or mixes.
  • This method is super quick and easy – and they turn out great every time!
  • Cutting in the butter doesn’t have to involve freezing the butter first. (If I have to wait for butter to freeze, we’re all in trouble…)
  • This recipe is an old fashioned one – found in my Mom’s recipe file. It was simple ingredients written out with super simple instructions. Don’t let biscuits scare you. You can do this! Come on into my kitchen and I’ll show you how.

Cook with me – Watch the Video for Making Baking Powder Biscuits

Ingredients needed for baking powder biscuits

Simple Ingredients Needed for Baking Powder Biscuits

  • 2 cups all purpose flour – Fluff it with a spoon before measuring to ensure no lumps are in it.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk added to it to make 3/4 cup (or 3/4 cup buttermilk)

Step by Step Instructions for Baking Powder Biscuits.

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Take the cold butter out of the fridge and cut into the dry ingredient mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles course oatmeal.
  1. Add the milk to the dry ingredients little by little and mix until the dough just starts to come together. (See the video for detailed instruction on this step.)
  2. Turn the biscuit dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently – folding it in half one way and then the other way- until all the dough comes together and isn’t crumbly. Be careful not to over mix.

I really love using my pastry cloth for dough like this, as it helps me to knead the dough easily and doesn’t mess up the countertop!

  1. Using a rolling pin, gently roll the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter. (I used a 3 inch cutter this time.) Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer biscuits immediately from the baking sheet to cooling racks.
A flaky baking powder biscuit sitting on a cloth napkin with a plate of stacked biscuits behind it.

Tools used for this recipe

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There are definitely some of my favorite tools that I love for making biscuits. Here they are:

  • I’ve already mentioned my pastry cloth and rolling pin cover set. What I have is my Mom’s and Grandma’s – so they’re genuine antiques! But, you can still purchase something similar here on Amazon. I use mine every time I’m rolling dough. (Here are other recommended rolling dough tools from other ladies.)
  • My prefered method of cutting in butter is always to use a pastry cutter. It’s just the easiest method for me, personally.
  • You can use any sized biscuit cutter you want. If I want more biscuits, I sometimes use a smaller biscuit cutter, so I love having a set of 3 different sizes.
A light and fluffy baking powder biscuit split in half to reveal what the inside looks like.

Can you freeze Baking Powder Biscuits?

Yes, you absolutely can! Here’s how:

  • Make sure the baked biscuits are completely cool before you get them ready for the freezer.
  • For optimal results, wrap each biscuit individually in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and then place in a gallon sized freezer bag or airtight container with a lid.
  • Biscuits will keep in a freezer for up to 3 months.

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A baking powder biscuit sitting on a napkin with a plate of biscuits behind it.
A close up picture of a light and fluffy baking powder biscuit

Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Made with simple ingredients, these light and fluffy baking powder biscuits are so quick and easy to mix up. Using both baking powder and baking soda, this old fashioned biscuits recipe has buttery layers with a golden brown crust. They’re a universal favorite comfort food and are served often slatered in butter (and sometimes jam) alongside soups. They can also be used for yummy breakfast sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour – Fluff it with a spoon before measuring to ensure no lumps are in it.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk added to it to make 3/4 cup (or 3/4 cup buttermilk)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Take the cold butter out of the fridge and cut into the dry ingredient mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles course oatmeal.
  3. Add the milk to the dry ingredients little by little and mix until the dough just starts to come together. (See the video for detailed instruction on this step.)
  4. Turn the biscuit dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently – folding it in half one way and then the other way- until all the dough comes together and isn’t crumbly. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Using a rolling pin, gently roll the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter. (I used a 3 inch cutter this time.) Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer biscuits immediately from the baking sheet to cooling racks.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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