Breads: Biscuits

This recipe originally appeared on Mom on Timeout.

Prep butter

  • 3/4 c butter

Dice butter into tiny pieces and put back in the refrigerator. You can use immediately, but colder is better.

Mix the dough

  • 3 c AP flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c milk

Preheat over to 450°F.

Mix all ingredients above in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter. Mix well until butter is pea sized or slightly smaller.

On a floured surface, knead (12 - 15 folds) and roll out dough to 3/4” thickness.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on the top.


  • You can use buttermilk. It is thicker than milk, so you should expect to use 1 1/4 c.