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A very versatile recipe!! Biscuits can be given a quick twist with a few extra ingredients. For herbed biscuits, follow the main recipe, and add 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons dried herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme or parsley to the flour mixture. For the cheese biscuits, follow the main recipe, add 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese to flour mixture.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 0

Cook Time : 18

Total Time : 18


Serves 12

  • 2cups flour

  • 4teaspoons baking powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

  • 1tablespoon sugar

  • 1⁄2 cup cold butter

  • 1cup water


  • 01

    In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

  • 02

    Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.

  • 03

    Add water and stir gently, taking care not to overmix, which will toughen the biscuts. The dough will be quite sticky. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and quickly knead 5 or 6 times.

  • 04

    Roll or pat out dough to approximately 1-inch thickness. Cut out using a floured round biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking pan and bake in a preaheated 375F oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.



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