Different from so many of my other articles or recipes on my site, this recipe for easy biscuits wasn't made with the world in mind. Honestly, I don't even mind if you don't like it. I made it for me... This one is for you, Grandad!
Our whole family loves these biscuits, especially covered in homemade strawberry compote. Every single time we went to visit Grandad he'd make them and we would fight over them. Literally, holding back tears. Feel free to make fun of me now.
Being this is a recipe for easy biscuits, it should have minimal ingredients. This one has two.
- Southern Biscuit Mix - Formula L: I linked to it, but it's cheaper at the store if you live in the South and can find it.
- Buttermilk: Full fat, because you only live once.
- Mixing Bowl: To keep the mess minimal.
- Your Hands: Your built-in spatula.
- Biscuit Cutter or Mason Jar Lid: Use what you have to cut your biscuits to size. A pint glass will also work in a pinch.
Step By Step
In a large bowl add 3 ¼ cups of biscuit mix. Don't forget to take off any rings as well so they don't get gummed up!
Add 1 ¼ cups of buttermilk, and with a shaggy hand, start to mix together.
Sprinkle a little extra biscuit mix onto the counter and turn your bowl over.
Gentle pat with your hands, until about ½" thick.
Using a 3" cutter or the lid of a mason jar, cut out your biscuits and move to a lined backing sheet
Cook at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
At this point, you can brush them with a little melted salted butter and eat them right away. Or you can follow along with what we did this particular Saturday morning and make Chorizo Sausage Gravy.
My brothers and I always joked that Grandad's "secret ingredient" was a little dirt from the garden. Some people think it's super funny, others get really grossed out. Our official recommendation is to wash your hands, haha.
Joking aside, the only thing that makes these biscuits better is being brushed with salted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
Family Recipe Tips
Ask for the Recipe: When food is your family's love language, make sure to learn the recipe. Write it down, make 10 copies, and lock one in a safe.
I asked my Grandma if I could go through her recipe box a few years back. Sifted through all her handwritten favorites and asked if I could keep them. She thought it was the silliest thing ever. I think it's the best part of the kitchen.
Take Notes or a Video: Recipes are just a list of ingredients and instructions. The hands behind them make them extra delicious. Make sure not to lose the little tips and tricks that make it special.
Make Them Often: Every single time I make these biscuits I think of my Grandad, the cabin, and the best parts of my childhood. Sometimes you need pops of joy, and smell and taste can bring you right back to those perfect little moments.
Meet the Family
These are my lovely Grandparents. They brought me homegrown flowers to every musical, play, or pageant when I was little. I'm happy to say Grandma is still going strong! We spent this past Thanksgiving at the family Cabin together, and I made sure to go big.
Grandad passed away before Jon and I got married. He loved to work with his hands, hence gardening and building my favorite place in the world, our Family Cabin. His ashes rest in his garden there. Next to a bench where everyone can still go and talk to him. *actually crying now*
On one of our last trips, I was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and found the back of the Southern Biscuit Mix package at the bottom of a drawer. I gasped, yelled, and cried. I got a little bit of my Grandad back that day.
Hopefully, you enjoy this recipe and stick around to see what other yummy recipes we design to go along with these treasured biscuits. Love you Grandad!
Exactly eight 3" biscuits! In our last batch I had absolutely no dough left, with 8 perfect 3" biscuits. The bag mentions it will make twelve 2" biscuits, but we haven't tried that size yet.
Grandad's Recipe for Easy Biscuits
- 2 Hands - or whatever you got!
- 1 Biscuit Cutter - or mason jar lid
- Parchment Paper - or foil
- 3 ¼ cup Southern Biscuit Formula L Mix
- 1 ¼ cup Buttermilk - full fat
- 1 tablespoon Salted Butter - optional - melted
- Preheat your oven to 450°F (220°C).
- Combine the biscuit mix and buttermilk in a bowl. Using as few strokes as possible (I use my hands) mix until combined.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently smash the dough to ½" thick with your hands.
- Using a flowered biscuit cutter, cut biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.
- To use the leftover dough from the 1st cut, gently smush together the cut sides. Almost curling them into one another, lightly smush, and cut again.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned brush the tops of melted butter for extra richness.