Quick and Easy Basic Biscuits
Recipe type: Baked goods
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 6 biscuits
Super easy biscuits and several variations for sweet or savory versions.
  • 2 C All Purpose flour
  • 3 t Baking powder, aluminum free
  • 3 t Granulated sugar
  • 1 t Kosher sea salt
  • 1⁄3 C Olive oil
  • 2⁄3 C Whole milk
  • Sweet Option#1: Brush a bit of warmed honey on top of each biscuit before baking, and add a total of 2 T sugar to dough, if desired.
  • Sweet option #2: Add 1 T Orange zest, another T of sugar and ½ Cup of dried cranberries to dough. Sprinkle with 1 T sugar on top, then bake.
  • Savory Option: add 1 t Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Rosemary, 1 T fresh cut chives & ½ cup of grated mild cheddar cheese to dough before baking.
  1. Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  3. Put oil in measuring cup and add milk. Do not stir.
  4. Add to dry ingredients.
  5. Mix lightly with a fork to moisten ingredients and nearly form into a ball, do not over mix just until
  6. dough is moistened.
  7. Knead one or two times to form a ball.
  8. With a large ice cream scoop, scoop out about 6 balls.
  9. Gently flatten balls slightly, until about ½ “thick with a flat spatula, If desired. (they will double in height)
  10. Bake on an un-greased parchment lined baking pan at 475F for 8-10 minutes, or, until browned as desired.
  11. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet over a wired rack.
  12. Serve warm.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at https://www.mysweetcalifornialife.com/quick-and-easy-basic-biscuits/