Best quick biscuit recipe (2024)


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This is the best quick biscuit recipe out there. There’s no yeast and waiting and all of that with normal rolls and these are so delicious you’ll be making them to have with everything from my favorite oven fried chicken, freezer friendly white chicken chili, or just with some simple butter and jam.

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I absolutely love homemade bread but sometimes waiting for yeast to do it’s thing is a bit inconvenient. This biscuit recipe is easy to through together so quickly it’s good for those days when you don’t have time.

Not just that but sometimes you feel more like the soft buttery flavor of a biscuit instead of a yeast roll you know what I mean?

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My sister made the most amazing biscuits for Beautiful Creatures party and my mom made this super tasty fried chicken for part of our Chinese New Years feast (she dosed it in sweet and sour sauce) and I have been craving those two dishes like a crazy girl (minus the chicken sauce) and finally I got them to indulge me.

It turns out the biscuits are super fast and easy to make so took a few pictures while she whipped up a batch.

World’s Best Quick Biscuit Recipe

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Quick Biscuits Ingredients

  • 2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 TBS Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 C shortening (chilled)
  • 1 C milk (chilled)

How to Make Delicious Quick Biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in cold shortening.
  4. Slowly stir in milk.
  5. Press the dough into a rectable and then fold in thirds on top of itself and press into rectangle (try to transfer as little heat as you can so do it fast).
  6. Cut into shapes and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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These are so easy they are wonderful for when you don’t have a lot of time to prep a yeast dough.

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World’s Best Quick Biscuit Recipe

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Looking for the world's best quick biscuit recipe? You've found it. This recipe is easy fast and oh so delicious.


  • 2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 TBS Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 C shortening chilled
  • 1 C milk chilled


  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.

  • Mix the dry ingredients.

  • Cut in cold shortening.

  • Slowly stir in milk.

  • Press the dough into a rectable and then fold in thirds on top of itself and press into rectangle (try to transfer as little heat as you can so do it fast).

  • Cut into shapes

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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  1. Kayla A. says

    I don’t have twitter or instagram, but I’m going to post on facebook so I can do the photo challenge! =]


  2. Diane Piwowarczyk says

    Love biscuits and your recipe looks short and sweet. Pinning!


  3. Katie Clark says

    Yummy! I’ve been looking for a quick and easy biscuit recipe. Pinned!


  4. Kristina Manscill says

    Oh my HECK! It’s 9:30 PM and now you have me craving those biscuits…like big time. Curse the 3rd trimester! I’m going to have to pin them



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    Those biscuits look yummy. I love my Kindle. SO much awesomeness you can get on the e-readers.



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    I need to read Palace of Stone. I think I will listen to the audio for that one. Is it Full Cast Audio? They put together some amazing audiobooks.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)


  7. Good Food says

    Your Biscuits are looking nice..i’ll going to try your recipe in weekends!


  8. LaSondra A says

    I made these for my husband who doesn’t really like biscuits and I actually had to take them away before he ate them all.


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What is the secret to an excellent biscuit? ›

Do not Overwork Biscuit Dough. Handle the dough as little as possible. Every time you touch, knead and fold, you are developing gluten. The more developed the gluten, the tougher the biscuit.

Which liquid makes the best biscuits? ›

Just as important as the fat is the liquid used to make your biscuits. Our Buttermilk Biscuit recipe offers the choice of using milk or buttermilk. Buttermilk is known for making biscuits tender and adding a zippy tang, so we used that for this test.

What are the 3 steps for the biscuit method? ›

Procedure: Biscuit Method
  1. Scale and measure all ingredients.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the shorting or butter into the dry ingredient mixture using the paddle attachment. ...
  4. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients, mixing only until combined.

Are biscuits better with butter or shortening? ›

So what's the final verdict? Butter is the winner here. The butter biscuits were moister with that wonderful butter taste and melt-in-your mouth texture. I'd be curious to test out substituting half or just two tablespoons of the butter with shortening to see if you get the best of both.

What is the king of biscuit? ›

Pillai became known in India as the 'Biscuit King' or 'Biscuit Baron'. He took over Nabisco's other Asian subsidiaries. Pillai then established links with Boussois-Souchon-Neuvesel (BSN), the French food company, and by 1989 controlled six Asian companies worth over US$400 million.

What kind of flour makes the best biscuits? ›

White Lily brand flour, especially the self-rising flour, is the gold standard among Southern cooks who make biscuits on a regular basis. White lily, self rising. I use it for everything except those thing I make using either cake flour or yeast. If I'm using yeast I use King Arthur flours.

Are biscuits better with buttermilk or milk? ›

Buttermilk adds a nice tang to the biscuit flavor and helps them rise better.

Should you chill biscuit dough before baking? ›

Make a batch of the basic biscuit dough, then chill until firm, roll out and cut out shapes as above. Bake on a non-stick baking tray for 10-12 minutes until pale golden. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool and crisp up.

What makes biscuits rise better baking powder or baking soda? ›

Powder has the leavening power to puff all on its own. One other side effect of the additional ingredients in baking powder is that the mix is less concentrated (and thus less powerful) than baking soda. In fact, 1 teaspoon of baking powder has approximately the same leavening power as just ¼ teaspoon baking soda.

What is the most important step in biscuit making? ›

Mixing. The multi-stage mixing method is preferred for its ability to produce consistent doughs which are not fully developed. Blending all dry ingredients to rub or cut the shortening into the flour until fat is fully distributed and pea-sized lumps are visible.

What is the basic biscuit formula? ›

The basic formula is as follows: 2 cups AP flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup milk—and the add-in(s) of your choice. I'm giving you two savory options. The red is a sun-dried tomato and cheddar biscuit with paprika and a touch of cayenne.

What is the most important part of the biscuit method? ›

To achieve the best results with the biscuit method, it's important to use cold fat (such as chilled butter) and handle the dough as little as possible to prevent the fat from melting. Additionally, using a light touch when mixing the dough can help ensure a tender and flaky texture in the finished baked goods.

What does adding an egg to biscuits do? ›

Eggs act as a binder for biscuits, without them the mixture will be far too crumbly. They also add flavour and texture, as well as extending shelf life.

What is the secret to high rising biscuits? ›

Cut off uneven edges and put these scraps to the side; clean cuts on all sides will encourage rise. Pat scraps together to make 1 odd-shaped ninth biscuit.

What makes Southern biscuits so good? ›

Southern cooks have several tricks when it comes to making tender and delicious biscuits, from the cutters they use, to the type and amount of liquid incorporated, to the number of kneads required to turn out a perfect dough. The not-so-secret ingredient they rely upon is soft wheat flour.

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