There is nothing more peaceful than waking up to the warming aroma of fresh baking powder biscuits. Served with Jam, Gravy, or just a little pat of butter, there is no wrong way to enjoy these savory morsels. We love these biscuits just as they are but sometimes the occasion arises for a sweet or savory biscuit so we have some optional add-ins for you to try, too!
1 cup milk of your choice
1 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
(Cheesy Herb Biscuits)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp each chopped fresh dill and chives
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
Mix milk and lemon juice and set aside to curdle
In a large mixing bowl, blend together all the dry ingredients.
Next, add the butter. Using a pastry cutter, mix the butter into the dry ingredients until there are no large chunks of butter remaining.
If you are going to use any of the optional ingredients, add them to your dry flour and butter mixture before you mix in the milk.
Pour the milk mixture into your batter and stir until incorporated.
Next, pour dough on a floured surface and roll to desired thickness. We like ours about 1″ thick. Use a floured drinking glass or round cookie cutter to press down on the dough, slightly twist, and repeat. Transfer your biscuits to a greased or parchment lined baking tray, and pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes until done.
Serve immediately or store remaining cooled biscuits in an airtight bag or container (although we doubt you’ll have any leftovers).
Find the Fizz** Had your baking powder since last Christmas? Simply put 1/2 tsp in a glass with 1 tsp of water to check if your baking powder is still active. If it bubbles and fizzes, your baking powder still has life and is good to go! This recipe relies on your baking powder to do the leg work and we want you to be successful and have tasty, fluffy biscuits.