Crispy on the Outside, Flaky on the Inside

I have tried different recipes over the years and have finally found a biscuit recipe that I love. More importantly, a biscuit recipe my family loves.

I tweaked the recipe a little and the results were yummy!!!

Crispy Outside, Flaky Inside Biscuits

3 c all-purpose flour (I use unbleached flour)

2 t baking powder

1/4 t baking soda

1 1/2 T granulated sugar

1 t salt

8 T salted butter, divided into 8 – 1 T squares

1 1/2 c sour milk (I sour the milk by mixing 1 1/2 T vinegar to the milk.  Buttermilk can also be used.)

2 T butter, melted

In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.  Whisk together for approximately 30 seconds, then place in freezer.

Cut butter into 8 – 1 T squares.  Spread squares across a freezer safe dish and place in freezer.

Measure out 1 1/2 c sour milk and place in freezer.

After 15 minutes, remove flour mixture and butter from freezer.  Cut in 1 square butter into flour mixture until butter is about the size of peas.  Repeat until all 8 butter squares have been cut into flour mixture.

Remove milk from freezer and stir into the flour, butter mixture forming a soft dough. 

Place dough on lightly floured surface and knead until dough is soft, but not sticky.  (Add a little more milk or flour as necessary to get the right consistency).

Roll dough out on lightly flour surface to about 1 inch thickness.  Cut into circles using biscuit cutter.

Place circles on a lightly buttered baking sheet, brush tops of biscuits with the melted butter and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20 – 22 minutes.  The outside of the biscuits should be golden brown.


A portion of this batch was topped with some homemade sausage gravy and tomorrow they’ll be enjoyed as a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich!!  Mmmm Mmmm good!!!!!


  1. […] I love biscuits. I can eat them plain, with butter or jelly, as a sandwich with eggs and ham, or on the very best of mornings covered in sausage gravy. We don’t have a family biscuit recipe handed down from a grandmother, so a year ago my wife started experimenting. After several adjustments to a recipe she found online, she came up with an amazing recipe that created perfect biscuits – beautifully browned and crispy on the outside while soft and flaky on the inside. You can get the recipe here, from a blog post she wrote last February. […]

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