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!
Please share your favorite biscuit-baking-tip in the comments. Would love to know what works for you.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
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 entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a recipe video is great because you can “see” how a recipe is made.
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