Basic biscuits can be great biscuits. These are straightforward, relying only on baking powder for leavening.
These are simple biscuits to make with only five ingredients. If you wish to use self-rising flour, you can make these biscuits with only three ingredients.
They will rise tall and are slightly salty with no added sugar. If you like, you may add a tablespoon or two of sugar—but then they wouldn’t be authentic Southern biscuits.
A baking sheet, preferably a dark one that will not reflect the heat
A pastry knife or pastry knife
The following recipe can be used to make these biscuits.
You can also make biscuits with a mix. We make a buttermilk biscuit mix, a sour cream and chive biscuit mix, and a cheddar cheese biscuit mix.
These mixes are just-add-water and you should have them in your oven in about five minutes.
Yield: 15 large biscuits
Recipe and photo credit: The Prepared Pantry