Homemade Cream Biscuits, Hot and Ready in 20 Minutes
Cream biscuits are impossibly tender, buttery and delicious, and ready to eat in about 20 minutes.
I don't know that I've ever met a biscuit I didn't like, but Cream Biscuits just might be my favorite because they are melt-in-your-mouth tender and can be made, start to finish, in about 20 minutes, with only about 8 minutes of that being hands-on time. No joke.
It goes without saying that biscuits should be served with anything Southern. But, they are also perfect served with a steaming bowl of soup or stew for dinner, or stuffed with meat, cheese, and veggies for a quick lunch.
Since I'm writing this in the fall, smack dab in the middle of apple season, my current obsession is freshly baked cream biscuits in the morning, slathered with a thick layer of Apple Butter.
In the spring and summer, I adore a warm biscuit spread with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.
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These Cream Biscuits are deliciously tender, buttery, and ready to eat in about 20 minutes.
- 3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 2 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 6 tbsp salted butter, melted
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir with a wire whisk to combine. Slowly pour in the cream, stirring with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Using your hands, knead the dough inside the bowl 4 or 5 times to bring it together. Do not over work the dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat into a circle that's approximately 1-inch thick. Run a spatula underneath the dough to unstick it from your work surface. Then, using a 2 ½-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and lay them on the parchment covered baking sheet, spacing them evenly. You should get 10-12 biscuits, re-patting the scraps as necessary.
- Brush the tops of the biscuits with about half of the melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden brown.
- Immediately brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining melted butter and serve.
- Prep Time: 8 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
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