Butter Biscuits - Basic

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"See the tutorial for these biscuits - http://www.recipezazz.com/viewforums/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=2397 Delicious basic butter biscuits, mmm mmm quick and hot out of the oven slathered in butter."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (90.4 g)
  • Calories 215
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.9 mg
  • Sodium - 98.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 163.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450F Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Grate frozen butter into flour mixture, cut into mixture with a pastry cutter until until it forms small crumbs.

Step 2

Make a well in the centre of mixture and pour in half of the milk, stir until the dough starts to come away from the sides of the bowl, add more milk and mix until a ball forms. Turn out onto lightly floured board, knead 6 or 8 times; then roll out to about half inch thick. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter into 6 large or 12 small biscuits. Place on lightly buttered oven tray.

Step 3

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes , depending on biscuit size and until golden brown. Remove immediately to bread basket and cover to keep warm.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

These biscuits were made on 8/25/13,to go with our Sunday Dinner.Except for double sifting the dry ingredients,this recipe was made exactly as it was written.My oven heat is a bit on the "wonky" side,so the baking time took just a bit longer than the stated time.I've never made biscuits before that had grated butter in the dough,so that intrigued me. I was thinking that they would've had a really strong baking powder taste with so much in the recipe,but they didn't. Thanks for posting a recipe that will be made again and," Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(27 Aug 2013)


Perfect and delicious biscuits!!! Light, fluffy, and tender. Tastes great right out of the oven slathered with butter and jam. Next time...biscuits and sausage gravy. Thanks for posting this recipe, Derf!! :)


review by:
(11 Mar 2013)


These are easy to put together and so tasty, yum........ Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game


review by:
(12 Oct 2012)


Light and fluffy is what my 7yr old granddaughter said about these biscuits! And indeed they are. I was short on time so just did the spoon and drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and they turned out just perfectly. Thank you for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(17 Jul 2012)


I followed your tutorial in the community forum when I made these and I got perfect biscuits so I'm very happy with this recipe, I watch for the tutorils here on this site and enjoy looking at them, thanks Derf for helping me make perfect biscuits!


review by:
(10 May 2012)


WoW! Derf, I made these today to go with a dinner of Ham tonight and all I can say is Thank You. These Biscuits turned out beautifully, great height, a beautiful golden brown, bravo! My Hubby gonna love us for these ;) This recipe made 7 good sized biscuits, and I used wax paper to knead/roll out on (saves a huge clean up on the countertop) Think I'll go sneak one right now and add some butter and honey to it. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!


review by:
(2 May 2012)

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