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Baking Powder Biscuits

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Sometimes (especially when I’m making healthy meals) I need a side dish for the kids to make sure they’re full after dinner. I love light meals like my shrimp tacos or brussels sprouts with bacon but sometimes my kids need a little more. We eat dinner pretty early so I want them to be filled up through the night. Enter these easy Baking Powder Biscuits! I was so happy to find a quick and easy side bready side dish that takes no time rising, uses only ingredients I always have on hand, and can be on the table in twenty minutes flat. Win!

My family loves these! I originally got the recipe from King Arthur Flour but made a little tweak on the ingredients (ahem, more butter) and timing (a little less cook time so they stay soft and fluffy).

The result was warm, fluffly, and delicious with dinner (and then the next morning smothered in jam). These Baking Powder Biscuits win on so many levels because they make dinner more filling and they provide breakfast the next morning 😉 Better double the batch if you have a big family.

Baking Powder Biscuits


  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 12 tbsp. butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks // 3/4 c.)
  • 1 c. whole milk / cream / or buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 420°F with a rack in the middle . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. No need to spray pan.
  • Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, & sugar.
    Using a pastry cutter or your hands, work butter into mixture until it is an evenly crumbly mixture.
  • Drizzle the milk or cream over mixture. Mix with your hands until it comes together. If it's too dry add a little more milk or cream.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Pat it into a rough rectangle about 1" thick. Fold it into thirds like a letter and roll gently with a floured rolling pin until the dough is 3/4" thick again.
  • Cut the dough into circles with a wide glass or biscuit cutter (2 - 3 inch cutter).
    Place the biscuits bottom side up on your prepared baking sheet, for smooth tops. Brush the biscuits with milk, to enhance browning.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes, until they're lightly browned. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm.

I know you will love these Baking Powder Biscuits. Be sure to let me know if you make them and tag me @plumstreetcollective on Instagram. Thanks for reading!

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