How to Make Cream Biscuits

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Not only is this one of America's greatest biscuit recipes, it's also by far the easiest. If you can stir, you can make cream biscuits. They are so light, moist, flaky, and perfect, you're going to be shocked.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, or as needed

Directions

  1. Move an oven rack to the enter position of your oven; preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Combine self-rising flour and sugar in a mixing bowl; stir in cream until almost all the flour has been incorporated and dough is wet and sticky.

  3. Turn dough onto a well-floured work surface and gently press it into a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Use a bench scraper to lift up ends of dough and fold dough into thirds. Press dough again into a thick rectangle.

  4. Roll dough out into a 6x10-inch rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut rounds from the dough using a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Gently press dough scraps together into a thick disk, roll out 1/2-inch thick, and cut 3 more biscuits. If any dough remains, lightly press it flat and cut one more biscuit from the remaining dough.

  5. Arrange biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of biscuits generously with melted butter.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Brush hot biscuits with melted butter again and let stand 2 to 3 minutes to cool slightly before serving.

    close up view of a pile of Cream Biscuits in a towel lined basket
    Chef John

Cook's Note:

You can make you own self-rising flour by sifting together 2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
16g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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