Homemade Biscuit Recipes

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June 26, 2011
Biscuits on White BackgroundThis recipe is probably the easiest biscuit recipe you'll ever find. It's almost a no-fail and very quickly put together. Keeps in the refrigerator for several days, so when you make up a batch, you can bake a few and save the rest for another morning.

A cross between hot rolls and biscuits since it has yeast as well as baking powder and baking soda to make them rise nicely. They look and taste so good and are much cheaper than the canned biscuits that so many cooks are using today. You can do this!


  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp.)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour (about 22 1/2 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted


Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. You can also use parchment paper on your baking sheet. If you want soft-sided biscuits, place them close together.

If you prefer a crustier finish to your biscuits, leave a little space between them.

Brush the melted butter lightly over the biscuit tops. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Servings: Makes 24-30 depending on size.
Prep Time: 20 plus chilling time Minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 Minutes

Source: Our good friend Herby in Franklin, NC who took us under his wing and taught us "flat-landers" many good lessons about mountain living. He'd sit and play his "banjer"and sing all the old Smoky Mountain songs while I cooked the wonderful fresh vegetables from his garden and baked sweet apple pies, angel biscuits, and cornbread for all of us. It was such a special time for my husband, our son, and me. Best possible memories.


By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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December 17, 2012

You keep this mix in the refrigerator and take out what you need when you need it. It lasts a week in the fridge.

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July 29, 2012

This simple but great recipe for biscuits has been passed along to me, I have tried others, but always come back to this one. An eggless recipe!

Grandma's biscuits with cheese topping.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 216 Posts
May 29, 2012

This recipe does not look like a biscuit recipe. It has sugar and an egg in it, for Heaven's sake! Sounds more like a muffin recipe, but it makes the best biscuits around.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 306 Posts
January 7, 2010

So simple and simply delicious. Blend the salt, flour, baking powder and shortening until crumbly with fork or pastry blender. Add milk and mix well.

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September 27, 2011

Why spend 1 dollar or more for 1 fast-food biscuit when you can make 25 biscuits for less than $2.00? Biscuits are easy to make right.


To make good biscuits, handle the dough as you would a baby - softly, gently, and with a light touch.

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March 15, 2005

Here is a recipe that is super cheap to make. I usually double the recipe because my family loves them. They go great with soup and are very filling.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 390 Posts
March 28, 2011

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix Bisquick, water, and cheese. Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. After baking, while hot, brush on melted butter or margarine mixed with garlic powder, parsley flakes and Italian seasoning.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
August 31, 2006

Recipe for Bacon Cheese Biscuits. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk just until combined.


Fold in cheese and bacon. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead 4 or 5 times. . .

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April 20, 2015

These easy to make biscuits melt in your mouth and will make a grown man cry.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
February 28, 2012

Yummy and extremely easy to make!

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 361 Posts
January 11, 2008

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.. Blend together maple syrup and butter. Pour into ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Place pan in preheating oven until butter melts.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
January 2, 2007

Recipe for Sour Cream Biscuits. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the whipped sour cream, roll and cut into biscuits. Bake in a hot oven 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
July 28, 2006

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, dill, pepper, basil, salt, baking soda and thyme. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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April 13, 2009

I am looking for a recipe for homemade biscuits.

By Luis Pena from Stephenville, TX


April 14, 20090 found this helpful

Here is a copy cat type recipe for Popeye's Restaurant biscuits. They are delicious. Let me know if you try them.

Popeye's Biscuits

8 oz. sour cream


3/4 cup 7-Up (Do Not Use Diet Soda)
4 cups Bisquick
1 stick melted butter

Mix sour cream, 7-Up and biscuit mix. Place dough on floured board. Cut out biscuits by pressing the biscuit cutter straight down on the board. Twisting the cutter causes the biscuits not to rise as high.

Melt butter in the oven in a 9x13 inch pan. Place biscuits in pan, then turn buttered side up. Place all biscuits this way in the pan. Placing them in the pan this way allows both sides of the biscuit to be buttered.

Bake at 450 degrees till lightly browned. 10 - 15 minutes.

Makes 18-22 biscuits


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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

Copy Kat recipe from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

1/2 Cup Butter
2 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Club soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
5 Cup Bisquick biscuit mix

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine all of the ingredients. Knead the dough by hand until smooth. Flour your hands. Pat the dough flat to 3/4" inch. Thick on waxed paper. Cut out biscuits. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden
brown. Makes about 18 biscuits.

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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

"Red Lobster" Cheesy Biscuits
2 c. Bisquick
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Mix Bisquick and cheese; add milk.
Spoon on an ungreased cookie sheet (makes about 12).
Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and garlic powder.

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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

Here is my recipe that I use for my family. Hope you like

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shorting
3/4 - 1 cup milk

Mix all dry ingredients together and stir well. Add shortening and cut it into flour using a fork until it resembles cornmeal. Gently blend in milk until all dry ingredients are wet. The trick to making biscuits is that you don't over handle the dough. You mix as least as possible. Roll out on a floured surface with a rolling pin to about 1/2" - 3/4" thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees until they are brown. Butter tops whenever they come out of the oven and grab yourself a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk and sit down and hurt yourself on those biscuits. Hope you enjoy them.

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May 21, 2013

How do I make big biscuits from scratch? I live in Thailand and have been divorced for many years. I miss my biscuits! Preferably the big "Catheads" kind.

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April 21, 2012

Can I please get some quick, easy recipes for homemade biscuits?

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