biscuit recipe

Soft, crumbly, butter-y, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits!

I randomly came across this recipe because I had lots of extra baking powder laying around that was about to expire and wasn’t sure what to do with it other than make a hefty portion of Sunday morning pancakes. Channeling my inner Ree Drummond, I decided to give biscuits a go. I frequently refer to The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating cookbook for inspiration when I’m craving American comfort food. Ree’s recipes (with American amount of calories) never disappoint!

I’ve never been a big fan of this classic southern staple but let me tell ya, this recipe means business and has turned me into a biscuit believer! When I lived in the States I’d always pass up these butter-y rolls at the Thanksgiving dinner table but lately, on these cold, German winter days I’ve been craving comfort food. I’m also quite lazy when it comes to cooking/baking so what’s nice about these biscuits is that they can easily be made in under 30 minutes.

Since biscuits are practically non-existent in Germany, I whipped up a batch for dinner and man does homemade food beat store bought any day!


2 cups All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
1/3 cup Butter
3/4 cup Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F / 218° C.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture.
  4. Add milk and mix until the dough is just slightly sticky.
  5. Remove the dough from bowl and fold over 10 times on floured surface.
  6. Flatten the the dough and cut out biscuit shape using either a biscuit cutter or the top of a jar.
  7. Place biscuits onto a baking sheet and bake for 12–15 minutes or until golden brown.


Keep the butter and milk cold! This is what gives the biscuits their flakiness. Also, keep the dough cold in between prep and cooking time.

Pair these fresh, fluffy biscuits with a hearty portion of mashed potatoes and a pot roast or enjoy them as a snack with a knob of butter and plenty of honey. 🙂 Or even better, try biscuits and gravy paired together.

If you decide to give this biscuit recipe a try, let me know in the comments!

An American living and working in Dusseldorf, Germany. If you couldn't tell already, I spend most of my free time cooking, travelling or writing about either of the two. Thanks for stopping by!

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