Buttery Bliss: All-Purpose Biscuits


Embrace the simple yet profound joy of homemade all-purpose biscuits. These buttery, flaky delights are a perfect accompaniment to any meal, or can be enjoyed on their own as a comforting snack. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned baker, this recipe will guide you to create the most tender and savory biscuits, with just the right amount of crisp on the outside and softness inside.

Buttery Bliss: All-Purpose Biscuits

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving size

  • Servings: 12 biscuits
  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit


  • 250 grams (0.55 pounds) of all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 15 grams (0.033 pounds) of baking powder
  • 5 grams (0.011 pounds) of salt
  • 5 grams (0.011 pounds) of sugar
  • 115 grams (0.25 pounds) of cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 120 ml (0.25 pounds) of cold milk

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Gradually add the milk, stirring until a dough forms. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough just until it comes together. Then roll it out to about 1 inch thick.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter or a glass to cut out biscuits. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly on a wire rack.
  9. Serve warm, with butter, jam, or your choice of toppings.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Keep all ingredients, especially butter and milk, as cold as possible for flakier biscuits.
  • Do not twist the cutter when cutting out biscuits; this seals the edges and prevents them from rising properly.


  • Can I use buttermilk instead of regular milk? Absolutely! Buttermilk will add a nice tanginess to the biscuits.
  • How do I store leftover biscuits? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.