20 Minute Homemade Biscuits

   I call these the 20 Minute Homemade Biscuits… I’ve made these countless times over the years … They are by far one of the fastest bread sides I’ve come across… and they can darn near be added to any meal!  I found these biscuits through allrecipes … and I’ve made them with both butter or shortening and they turn out perfect either way!

We love these biscuits… they melt in your mouth!  Not only that but they take 20 minutes to make from start to finish!!  Sure beats those tubes of biscuits you pick up in the refrigerated section at the grocery store…  How fresh are those??  See any ingredients on the back you can’t even sound out???  And then compare to price for one tube to this recipe… Pennies on the dollar!

Its a win win!!  :)

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20 Minute Homemade Biscuits

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 20 Minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 TBLS baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 TBLS sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening (or butter)
  • 1 cup milk
  • extra flour for the counter
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease baking sheet.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to bowl.
  3. Cut in shortening to resemble coarse crumbs.
  4. Add 1/2 the milk and mix then add the remaining and mix.
  5. Put on floured surface and kneed 15-20 times.
  6. Pat out flat and cut out biscuits.
  7. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  8. Brush with butter as they come out.

Follow pictures for a step by step tutorial and helpful tips  :) …


 

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar

Cut in the shortening

Cut in the shortening

Should look a little something like this :-)

Should look a little something like this :-)

Add 1/2 your milk and mix

Add 1/2 your milk and mix

Then add the remaining milk and mix... Should be looking like this

Then add the remaining milk and mix…
Should be looking like this

Flour your surface and pull the dough out... Coat all sides with some flour and kneed about 15 to 20 times... do not over do it!

Flour your surface and pull the dough out…
Coat all sides with some flour and kneed about 15 to 20 times… do not over do it!

Should look a little something like this... Flatted it out in a rectangle with your hands

Should look a little something like this…
Flatted it out in a rectangle with your hands

Roll the rest out... Keep it a little on the thick side

Roll the rest out… Keep it a little on the thick side

Here's a good trick... Grab one end and fold it over...  That way when they are done its easy to cut them down the middle and open them up!

Here’s a good trick…
Grab one end and fold it over…
That way when they are done its easy to cut them down the middle and open them up!

You could totally use a biscuit cutter and cut them out... But I just like to slice them so there no wasted dough at the end!

You could totally use a biscuit cutter and cut them out…
But I just like to slice them so there no wasted dough at the end!

Place on greased pan and bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes

Place on greased pan and bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes

Pull them out and let cool for a few minutes...

Pull them out and let cool for a few minutes…

20 minute biscuits

I like to brush some butter across the top… Makes them pretty! ;-)

 

Here is a couple pictures of cut out ones… sometimes I’ll shape them as hearts too ;)

If you like these… Try my Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits or 30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Looking for good breads??  My favorite is Amish White Bread and Easy French Bread

I used this recipe in Homemade Chicken & Biscuits 

Now you have a dinner for everyone... All in one dish!

Now you have a dinner for everyone… All in one dish!

 

About scratchthiswithsandy

I'm a wife and a mother of four, three rapidly growing boys and a little girl that has brought so much love to our family... (and a lot more pink around) I also am a local Real Estate Broker but my biggest job of all is Baking, Cooking, (cleaning) and Feeding this ever growing family (& friends) of mine! I'm guilty of posting some of my favorite goodies on my Facebook page... I'm always getting questions and requests so I thought why take a little extra time and take some pictures during the process and post them for all of you with the recipes so you can try them out with your family and friends!
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175 Responses to 20 Minute Homemade Biscuits

  1. Meagan says:

    Made these yesterday, not sure what happened but the dough was dry and they turned out kinda hard!! Going to give another try since it was my first time making homemade biscutts .

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  2. mandi says:

    Was wondering does it need to be self-rising or all purpose flour

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  3. linsay says:

    I don’t know what I did wrong! I followed every step but it was near imposible to kneed this dough. I stuck to everything all over my hands. Finally just dropped it onto to baking sheet in 5 lumpy rounds, so will see how it bakes! Lol

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  4. Renee' Lizana says:

    I am 12 years old and I made the biscuits today for my grandparents and myself. The instructions were easy to follow and kneading the dough was pretty easy to. The turned out great and delicious!

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  5. debbie howell says:

    We love everything we have tried from your site. My finance made your french bread today. Just pulled it from the oven. Smells and looks great!!! Not a morning goes by without fresh biscuits anymore. Love ya… keep it up

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  6. jiimedale says:

    OMG, I have not had briskets like this scene I was a boy in Arkansas. Mama use to make’em just like this but she just did it all in the top of the flower sack except folding it out on an enamel counter by the stove. All I need now is a fried chunk of salt pork and I’ll be back home.

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  7. Janis says:

    I made these for the fam yesterday and they loved them. My husband rarely eats biscuits and he really enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Tiffany says:

    These were so simple and came out great! I did have to add a little more milk to get the right consistency and buttered the typos a few time before they were done. Yummy!

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  10. Kenzie says:

    I usually hate working with dough, but this recipe is super easy and quick. They came out perfect! The second time i made them, added cheese, garlic and oregano, and that’s now a family favorite.

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  11. Phil says:

    I tripled the sugar, added 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and folded in raisins to make cinnamon raisin biscuits. I brushed with butter then drizzled a vanilla glaze on them. Super yummy!

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  12. Jo Anne says:

    My Grandmother was known for her biscuits that she made every morning. They had a farm so seems like there was a jar of “clabbered” milk on the counter over night. She also had a square 8×8 black metal pan that she put grease in to melt in the oven. When she placed the biscuits in the pan she ran them thru the hot grease and then turned them over. No one has this recipe of course!

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  13. Jean says:

    Shall make this.

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  14. These were super easy, quick, and fluffy. I left out sugar, and added melted local honey (1 tbsp) between the milk additions. I used butter and almond milk. Overall, very easy to do. Thanks!

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  15. Lindsey says:

    I made these this morning, they were so tasty! Just perfect. And the dough took less than 5 minutes to make. I was a little scepticle to make homemade biscuits because I always buy the prepackaged ones and it sounded like a lot of work. but I don’t plan on going back, the taste and price of making these is so much better! Thanks for sharing

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  16. Attagrrl87 says:

    I found this recipe and whipped it up in no time! My biscuits tasted great but they didnt rise and look fluffy like the ones in the picture. I used regular flour and baking powder. Did you use self-rising flour to get them so fluffy?

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  17. Eva Lee says:

    Thanks! These were a lifesaver…. I make dinner for my 3 sibling 3 times a week. Each one of them likes different food and finding something they all will eat is an endless challenge. I had already made carrots for one of my siblings, chicken in BBQ sauce for another and had a third sibling throwing a temper tantrum… I quickly found your recipe and whipped it up… and to my great joy all 3 of my siblings and me loved them!!! I will have to make these more often.

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