Warm biscuits make a great way to start your day. These biscuits are also perfect for afternoon snacks. They can be made with any kind of jam, cream butter, eggs or cheese you desire. You can make sweet or savory choices, and there are no wrong ones.
However, we all love a warm, homemade biscuit right out of the oven, but there are times when mixing the liquid ingredients and cutting the butter in the flour is too laborious, especially if you have a toddler who needs to be kept alive.
These biscuits can be made with only two ingredients!
The good news is that there is a simple way to make biscuits, one that involves stirring just two ingredients–self-rising flour and heavy whipping cream–into a dough, which you then shape into biscuits. Heavy whipping cream has all the fat and liquid needed to make a biscuit recipe. Self-rising flour, on the other hand, is flour that has baking powder and salt added in. This allows you to skip those ingredients.
You also can make self-rising flour yourself by mixing all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. However, self-rising flour pre-made has a lower protein content which makes it easier to make soft biscuits. Don’t worry if you don’t have it, all-purpose flour is sufficient.
For every cup of all-purpose flour you use, add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Here’s the recipe to make two-ingredient, fool-proof homemade biscuits.
- 1.5 cups self rising flour
- 0.75 cup heavy whipping cream
- Optional: Add 0.25 teaspoon salt to make a saltier biscuit
- Preheat the oven to 450°F
- Mix the heavy cream with self-rising flour to form a dough. Add a little more cream to make the dough come together. Don’t overwork the dough.
- You can shape the biscuits by rolling the dough out and cutting it into squares and rounds. Or you can make drop biscuits. Drop biscuits can be made using an ice cream scoop or cookie cutter to ensure that they are uniform in size and shape. This recipe makes 6-8 biscuits depending on how large you like your biscuits.
- After the biscuits are shaped, place them on a sheet pan coated with baking spray or covered in parchment paper.
- Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes at 450F until they turn a golden brown color.
Here are some suggested biscuit varieties to try:
There are many options for making these biscuits. You can add in cheeses, cinnamon, sugar or herbs. For garlic cheddar biscuits, our personal favorite, add some garlic powder and some shredded mozzarella.
You can make sweet cream shortcakes with a couple of tablespoons of sugar, vanilla, and strawberries.
You can also freeze the uncooked biscuits so that they can be baked later. Stick the uncooked biscuits onto a sheet pan and place it in the freezer. After they have frozen hard, place them in a freezer-safe container. You can bake a few biscuits whenever you like. While it will take longer to bake, you will soon be able to make a hot, fresh biscuit that will impress your future self.