4 Ingredient Biscuits

Flaky biscuits with only 4 ingredients

As mentioned in an earlier post Anyone Else Thinking About Food Preservation Lately?, my outlook on food had greatly changed since this whole pandemic has started. I find myself using old, vintage techniques when it comes to cooking lately, with a bigger focus on preserving and easy recipes with common ingredients. The prepper in me is starting to come out!

With that being said, in the last couple of months I have seen yeast on the shelves only a handful of times (even bags of flour have been touch and go), so I wanted to come up with a super quick recipe for bread that could be whipped up in and ready to bake in 5 minutes using ingredients almost everyone would have in the sit fridge and pantry.

After some experimenting, they weren’t as much a bun then a biscuit because they were very dense and hearty (which was actually what I was going for anyways.) You can add chives, cheese, onion, etc and it shouldn’t change the consistency as long as you don’t add wet ingredients. The biscuit is your oyster 😉

Top these biscuits with butter, jelly or honey

I made these for my husband to go with his Coconut Fish Soup the other day and received rave reviews. These biscuits are perfect because you will always have the ingredients to whip them up!

4 Ingredient Biscuits

4 ingredient biscuits are chewy on the outside and fluffy on the inside

Makes 12 biscuits

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk, cream, buttermilk or even water!
  • Pinch of salt (not counting this as an ingredient because they will still technically work without it!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Add flour, baking soda and pinch of salt to bowl and combine thoroughly
  4. Add 4 tbsp cold butter and use a pastry knife or two butter knives to chop down the butter into small pieces. Another option would be to grate frozen butter into the bowl!
  5. Add your liquid (milk, cream, buttermilk or water will all work) slowly, stirring as you go. Make sure all of the ingredients are well combined, but do NOT over stir. This will release all of the air out and make the biscuits very hard and dense!
  6. Scoop into 12 individual portions on parchment paper or use a canning lid of you want perfectly shaped biscuit (I just scooped for that vintage biscuit look)
  7. Optional: you can brush each biscuit with melted butter for a more chewy outside!
  8. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes
Hot biscuits on the table in 20 minutes with only 4 ingredients!

So there you have it, hot biscuits on the table in 20 minutes with only 4 ingredients! Perfect for dipping soups and stews, or with honey or jam!

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