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These simple biscuits are soft, flaky that are made from scratch and can be ready to serve in 15 minutes. They are perfect to serve for breakfast with some butter and jam.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time : 10 minutes

Makes: 12 biscuits


All Purpose flour : 3 cups

Sugar : 3 tablespoons

Baking powder : 4 teaspoons

Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

Cream of tartar : 1/2 teaspoon

Chilled Butter : 3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks

Milk : 1 cup

Egg : 1


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and mix to combine.

Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture.

Add milk and egg to the mixture and mix until the ingredients are just combined. The dough will be sticky, but that’s ok. Butter pieces should be still visible.

Flour the working surface and place the dough on it. Sprinkle some flour on the dough and knead for 1 minute.

Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place the biscuits on parchment lines cookie tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Brush the top with melted butter and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.