Baking Powder Biscuits

The simplest recipes can often be the best. Over the past few years this has become my go to recipe for biscuits. Quick to mix up, a snap to bake.

Leftovers can be tucked away in the freezer for later eating.

Baking Powder Biscuits


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups milk


Preheat oven to 425°.

Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Dice up butter, work into flour with fingers, until crumbly. Add in milk, sweep into a dough.

Sprinkle a bit of extra flour on a work source, knock out dough. Sprinkle a bit of flour on top, pat out into a rectangle, about an inch thick. Cut into 12 biscuits, transfer to a large non-stick rimmed baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until turning golden on top.

Makes 12 biscuits.