The first time I made these, I had already tried so many other biscuit recipes and was never really impressed, but these were different! They turned out perfect, and continue to come out perfect every time I make them. Biscuits are one of those things we all need in our life, because there are so many different things you can do with them. Buttery biscuits can be made sweet or savory, you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and everyone loves them. This is the recipe I use for everything now, even when I make chicken and dumplings!
Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, sift together your flour, baking powder, salt and sugar then set this aside for now. Get your butter out of the fridge, you want the butter to be very cold, and cut into small cubes, then add this to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter in until it is about half the size of a pea and evenly distributed throughout the mixture. If you have any questions about what a pastry cutter is, there will be a link toward the bottom of this post showing you all the tools I used.
Add milk to the mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until your dough forms. The dough will appear pretty dry and crumbly, this is normal, but it should stay together and form a dough when pressed together. Now drop dough onto a floured surface and continue pressing together to form a rectangle with even thickness. Now, cut the dough into 12 even biscuits. I always leave mine in squares, because I think they look pretty, rustic and unique this way, but if you want round biscuits, just mold them into circles. Whatever shape you decide on, they will still be aw inspiring, and this is your food so make it your way!
Place the biscuits onto a non stick cooking sheet about two inches apart, these do expand a little, so we want them to have plenty of room. I line my baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat so they don't stick. Place the biscuits into a preheated oven and bake for about 12 minutes. You will know the biscuits are done when they puff up quite a bit and the top turns a beautiful golden brown color. Remove from the oven at this point and remove from the baking sheet.
Serve The BEST Biscuits any way you like! This time we made biscuits and gravy, then the next morning I drizzled honey all over one and enjoyed it that way. The morning after that I put jam on them and served along side coffee. Sometimes I cut in shredded cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon before baking and serve them as a savory side. Other times we put fried chicken on them and smother with a yummy maple bourbon sauce! There are so many things you all can do, so be creative and just enjoy these your way. Thanks for baking with me!