How to make homemade biscuit dough

Updated July 05, 2018

Store-bought biscuits are OK when you are in a pinch, but if you have time, making your own dough is the better option. Homemade biscuit dough will make you twice as many biscuits as one package of store-bought biscuits. You can freeze the extra ones so that all you need to do is heat them up when you need them. Homemade biscuits are healthier and contain no preservatives.

Hold a sifter over a large mixing bowl and dump in 2 cups of flour. Sift in to the bowl by lightly tapping the sides of the sifter.

Add 2 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt in to the mixing bowl. Combine ingredients.

Soften 4 tbsp of butter (1/2 a stick) in the microwave. It should take about 20 seconds, but the time depends on your microwave. You can take the butter out ahead of time and allow it to soften naturally while sitting out on a countertop.

Use your hands to combine the softened butter with your flour baking soda mixture.

Pour in 3/4 cup of milk slowly. Keep mixing as you are pouring the milk in.

Sprinkle some flour on your workspace area and place the dough from the mixing bowl on it.

Spend 1 minute folding the dough over and pressing on it, then roll it out flat.

Use a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter to cut out the dough. If you don't have either of these, cut out a circle with a sharp knife.

Place on a baking tray and insert into the oven at 204 degrees C for 15 minutes.


Bisquick (see Resources) also has a recipe on the box for homemade biscuits if you would rather use that than flour. Add some garlic powder or cheddar cheese to give the biscuits some flavour.

Things You'll Need

  • Sifter
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Roller
  • Biscuit cutter
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