American biscuits are small quick bread rounds.


What are Biscuits?

Biscuits date back to Ancient roman times. American biscuits are small quick bread rounds that are baked and can often be found either cakey and dense, or flaky and light. There are many versions of biscuit formulas found today, but traditionally the flour dough is chemically leavened with baking soda or baking powder. The firm dough is either cut out with a ring shape, or spooned onto the baking sheet. Biscuits are best served warm and topped with a variety of options such as honey, butter, or jam, and served as a breakfast or brunch treat. Here is what a traditional biscuit recipe looks like.


2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter chilled cut into small dice

1 cup milk (cold)


Method :

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using pastry blender or fork, “cut in” the butter into the dry ingredients.
  4. Once fully “cut in” butter, the mixture should resemble a crumbly like texture.
  5. Add cold milk to mixture. Stir just until combined and all dry ingredients are wet.
  6. Place dough onto lightly floured surface and knead dough.
  7. Fold, Press, and Knead dough 5-7 times.
  8. Even out thickness out dough to be ½ inch.
  9. Using a biscuit cutter, cut dough and place on baking sheet.
  10. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove biscuits from pan and cool on rack.