Homemade Biscuits from Scratch



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbls sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in. You should see small, pea sized pieces of butter throughout the dough
  3. Add in the milk and egg and mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle some flour on to the top of dough and knead 10-15 times. Add more flour if needed.
  5. Roll the dough out to ¾ – 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Makes 10-12 biscuits.