3-Ingredient Biscuits are flaky outside, tender and buttery inside. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Great slathered with butter and honey. Or, spread a biscuit with a generous scoop of apricot jam and enjoy every bite.
Perfect with my Hamburger Steak and Gravy.
The ingredients in this recipe are self-rising flour (see recipe notes for all-purpose flour), full fat cream cheese and unsalted butter.
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According to Land O Lakes, 2/3 cup unsalted butter is the same as 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons (10 tablespoons total) of butter. Good to know!
Cream cheese replaces the shortening and buttermilk used to make classic buttermilk biscuits.
Helpful Baking Tips
The colder the butter, the flakier the biscuit. Always make sure butter or whatever fat is being used is well-chilled right before using.
Don’t overwork the dough!
Work the dough just enough to bring it together. Small pockets of butter in your dough helps biscuits rise and become flaky.
When cutting the dough, do not twist the cutter. Firmly press the cutter straight down into the dough and pull straight up. Twisting will seal edges of biscuits and prevent them from rising.
Arrange biscuits on baking sheet with sides touching to help them rise. Brushing tops with cold buttermilk helps the biscuits turn golden brown.
Make sure your oven is hot.
A hot oven is important for baking great biscuits. A temperature of 400°F to 450°F is optimal for biscuits tender on the inside, crispy and golden brown outside.
For breakfast, I’ll stuff a biscuit with sausage and slather apricot jam over the top. Heaven!
Thin biscuits are perfect for scooping gravy, syrup or honey. Easy to make. Lightly flatten round biscuit dough before baking. Will rise slightly while baking. Deeeelicious!
Hmmm… must figure out why they look different each time I bake ’em. Always good though. Your comments and tips are welcomed.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.