Best Homemade Biscuits That Melt in Your Mouth!

Homemade biscuits, ready in 20 minutes, offer a melt-in-your-mouth experience unlike canned alternatives. They require simple ingredients like flour, butter, baking powder, salt, and milk, leading to fluffy, buttery biscuits perfect for any meal.

Homemade biscuits anyone? I have to be honest here.

My husband likes the biscuits you get out of a can. Still can’t figure that one out.

To me, they don’t have much taste. I would much rather have homemade biscuits and the recipe I found is the best homemade biscuits that just melt in your mouth.

I mean, really! Out of a can?

I know it is convenient but come on. Don’t sacrifice taste for convenience.

These biscuits took me a total of twenty minutes from start to finish. What’s twenty minutes when you can have a fluffy warm biscuit with butter that just melts in your mouth?

Makes a mouth happy! I made these biscuits the other evening to go with the sausage gravy I was making for supper.

I had no can of biscuits in the refrigerator. My husband offered to go to town to buy biscuits but I talked him out of it.

Why run clear to town when I had the ingredients for homemade biscuits? I think he was disappointed (shaking my head).

I just don’t get it.

Ingredients For Best Homemade Biscuits

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions for Making the Best Homemade Biscuits

Measure flour into a medium bowl. Add baking powder and salt.

Mix with a whisk. I use a whisk because it helps to sift the ingredients together.

Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Cut the butter into the flour either with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

Add half of the milk and mix well then add the rest. The dough will be sticky.

On a floured surface knead the dough gently four or five times. Pat the dough into a rectangle about 1 inch thick.

Now here is a trick I do instead of using a biscuit cutter: I fold the dough in half and then cut it into even squares. This makes fluffier biscuits. 

Place on a greased baking pan and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven. I used a cast-iron skillet to bake mine in.

I just greased the skillet with butter.

When the biscuits are done brush them with some melted butter. From start to finish it took about twenty minutes to make these yummy biscuits. 

My Final Thoughts

  • Homemade biscuits are tender and melt in the mouth, akin to the texture of freshly baked croissants.
  • Use cold butter in the dough, which is crucial for achieving flaky layers, similar to the technique used in making puff pastry.
  • The recipe calls for minimal handling of the dough to prevent toughness, comparable to the gentle kneading required for light and airy bread.
  • Buttermilk is recommended to add tang and tenderness to the biscuits, similar to how sour cream improves the moistness of a cake.
  • The biscuits are versatile, serving as a base for dishes like eggs Benedict or as a side with soup or salad, much like how a baguette complements a variety of French meals.

Now I know it takes only about a minute to open a can of biscuits, place them in a pan, and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes for a total of 15 minutes. But in 20 minutes you can have homemade fluffy biscuits that melt in your mouth.

Which would you rather eat? (Please say homemade).

I do keep the canned biscuits on hand because often my husband will make these for his breakfast.  And most times that is all he will eat.

All due to convenience. I’m getting close to getting him to see it my way, (I hope).

What is a wife to do but just keep trying? Give these biscuits a try and please leave me a comment below.

As always I love hearing from you. If you have a favorite biscuit recipe I would love for you to share it.

Have a wonderful day!

FAQ about Homemade Biscuits

1. What ingredients are needed to make homemade biscuits that melt in your mouth?

  • You’ll need basic ingredients like flour, butter, baking powder, salt, and milk to create fluffy, buttery biscuits.
  • These biscuits can be prepared in about 20 minutes and are a delightful alternative to canned biscuits.

2. Are these homemade biscuits suitable for any meal?

  • Yes, these biscuits are perfect for any meal, offering a versatile option that can complement a variety of dishes.
  • Their melt-in-your-mouth quality makes them a superior choice to canned alternatives, enhancing any dining experience.

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