Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients and they bake in just 15 minutes time. 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

Today’s recipe is one of my most requested recipes to date, and I’m SO excited to finally share my Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits Recipe.  

These easy homemade biscuits are soft, delicious, and have fluffy, flaky layers of buttery goodness!

They’re way better than canned biscuits, and both my sons said that these biscuits taste even better than Hardee’s, which I’ll gladly take as a compliment any day of the week. 

Above all, these biscuits are the best because they’re super easy to make with just 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk, and butter! 

I’m showing you the full step-by-step tutorial on how to make these delicious self-rising flour biscuits below, or if you’re a video person, head here and watch my biscuit recipe tutorial.

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Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (Just 3 Ingredients!)

So many people ask all the time “How do you make easy homemade biscuits from scratch?”, and the truth is it’s NOT hard!

A lot of people think you need a bunch of fancy tools or a huge list of ingredients to make the best biscuits, but I’ve found the more simple the biscuits the better. 

These homemade biscuits couldn’t be easier to make with just 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, butter, and milk or buttermilk, and they bake up to golden perfection in just 15 minutes. 

While making self rising flour biscuits isn’t difficult, there are a couple important things you need to do when making your biscuits.

Before trying this biscuit recipe out, make sure you check out my helpful tips section below with pointers on how to make the absolute BEST biscuits. 

 

Does Self Rising Flour Make Better Biscuits? 

Although Self-Rising Flour sometimes gets a bad rap in the baking world, I’m a huge fan and it’s my go-to choice when making recipes like my Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies and 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough.

It’s also THE BEST choice for making tall, soft, and fluffy biscuits, with a pre-mixed blend of both hard and soft wheat and leavening ingredients.

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

3 Ingredients Needed for Self-Rising Flour Biscuits: 

Self-Rising Flour – Self-Rising Flour is just as the name says, it’s self-rising. It is made with all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder and a great item to keep in your pantry for making biscuits, cookies, and other baked goods. 

Salted or Unsalted Butter – I personally use salted butter in my biscuits for the added flavor it gives, but it’s completely personal preference on this one. If you use unsalted butter, you will want to add 1/4 tsp salt to your mixture. If you use salted butter, no additional salt is needed. 

Milk or Buttermilk – Although you can use any type of milk for these biscuits, I recommend using either whole milk or buttermilk in this recipe. They add such a delicious, wholesome flavor and help give the biscuits a great texture. The main difference in the two is buttermilk adds a nice tang to your biscuits. If you’re like me and never keep buttermilk on hand, check out my guide below on how to easily make your own buttermilk at home with regular milk. 

 

Recommended Tools for Biscuits: 

 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Tips For Making THE BEST Homemade Self Rising Flour Biscuits

Use COLD Ingredients: If you want tall, soft, fluffy biscuits, then make sure you keep your butter and milk as cold as possible. I recommend keeping them refrigerated until ready to use. 

Freeze Your Tools/Butter: This is my new favorite trick for making biscuits and it’s SO easy! 15-30 minutes before making your biscuits, place your butter in the freezer, along with the mixing bowl, flour, grater, and biscuit cutter you’ll be using. This goes hand in hand with the tip above with keeping all your ingredients as cold as possible.

Grate Your Butter: Once you’re ready to make your biscuits, grate the frozen butter using a box grater and add into your flour. Grating your butter only takes just a few minutes and will give you perfectly even pieces of butter throughout your biscuit dough. Alternatively you can use a pastry cutter, but I love the grating method! 

Don’t Overmix: Being easy on your dough and not overmixing is a key element to making great biscuits. Stirring creates gluten, and too much gluten equals tough, dry biscuits. After adding in your milk or buttermilk, stir until JUST combined and then stop mixing. The mixture will look like lumpy mashed potatoes, but I promise they will be delicious, soft, and fluffy once baked. 

Fold The Dough: Want flaky layers in your biscuits? Then you’re gonna want to fold the dough! Don’t worry, it’s super easy. Just roll out your dough until it’s about 3/4″ thick, fold it over, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times. 

Don’t Twist Your Biscuit Cutter: This is another trick I only picked up on a few years ago but it’s a great one! When using a biscuit cutter don’t twist it. Instead, firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight. This helps ensure your biscuits will rise high. 

Bake with Sides Touching in a Preheated Cast Iron or Round Pan: Biscuits are THE best when made in a preheated cast iron pan. It gives them a perfectly crispy bottom and outer edge, with a super soft and fluffy inside. If you don’t have a cast iron, I highly recommend investing in one, but at a minimum make your biscuits in a round baking pan with all the biscuits touching side by side. This will give you tall, soft, delicious biscuits. 

 

How to Make Buttermilk at Home:

Buttermilk can easily be made using regular milk and white vinegar. Pour 1 cup of milk into a small bowl and add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Stir and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes before using it. It will be delicious and tangy and is perfect for using in recipes!

 

Make Ahead/Freezing Instructions: 

Make Ahead: These self-rising flour biscuits are so delicious when they’re fresh out of the oven, but they can easily be baked up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

To reheat, place on a baking sheet in a 325 degree oven for 8 minutes or place individual servings in the microwave for 15-30 seconds until warm. 

How to Freeze: After baking, let the biscuits cool completely. Transfer biscuits to a freezer safe airtight container or place in a single layer in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, thaw them at room temperature or microwave single biscuits for 30 seconds or until warm. 

 

How to Make Easy Homemade Self Rising Flour Biscuits (Step-By-Step Instructions)

 

First, place a large mixing bowl, box grater, biscuit cutter, flour, and 1 stick of butter into the freezer for 15 minutes. 

Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and place a large cast-iron skillet into the oven to preheat. 

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

In a large, chilled mixing bowl, add 4 cups of self rising flour and set aside. Working quickly, grate your frozen butter and add into your flour. Stir together until evenly combined. 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Next, add in 2 cups of milk or buttermilk and stir until just combined. If the dough seems too dry, add additional milk until the dough forms. The dough will be lumpy and tacky to the touch. 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press out until it’s 3/4″ thick. Next, fold the dough to create layers in your biscuits. Fold the dough over half-way, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times. 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Next use a rolling pin and roll the dough smooth back out to 3/4″ thick. Use a large biscuit cutter to cut out 8-10 biscuits.

Make sure you avoid twisting the biscuit cutter, and instead firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight to ensure your biscuits will rise nice and high.

*Use extra biscuit dough for making more biscuits in a separate pan or make them into yummy biscuit donut holes (recipe coming soon!)

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add 1 tbsp oil to evenly coat the pan on the bottom and sides. Place the biscuits into the hot skillet right beside one another, and if desired brush the tops with 2 tbsp melted butter using a pastry brush.  

Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Easy 3 Ingredient Self Rising Flour Biscuits (Soft, Fluffy, Delicious!)
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Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 large biscuits 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients and they bake in just 15 minutes time. 


Ingredients

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  • 4 Cups Self-Rising Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter (or 1 stick unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 22 1/2 Cups Cold Milk or Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Oil (for the cast iron pan)
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter for the top of the biscuits

Instructions

  • First, place a large mixing bowl, box grater, biscuit cutter, flour, and 1 stick of butter into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and place a large cast-iron skillet into the oven to preheat.
  • In a large, chilled mixing bowl, add 4 cups of self rising flour and set aside. Working quickly, grate your frozen butter and add into your flour. Stir together until evenly combined.
  • Next, add in 2 cups of milk or buttermilk and stir until just combined. If the dough seems too dry, add additional milk until the dough forms. The dough will be lumpy and tacky to the touch.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press out until it’s 3/4″ thick. Next, fold the dough to create layers in your biscuits. Fold the dough over half-way, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times.
  • Next use a rolling pin and roll the dough smooth back out to 3/4″ thick. Use a large biscuit cutter to cut out 8-10 biscuits. Make sure you avoid twisting the biscuit cutter, and instead firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight to ensure your biscuits will rise nice and high. *
  • Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add 1 tbsp oil to evenly coat the pan on the bottom and sides. Place the biscuits into the hot skillet right beside one another, and if desired brush the tops with 2 tbsp melted butter using a pastry brush.
  • Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use extra biscuit dough for making more biscuits in a separate pan or make them into yummy biscuit donut holes (recipe coming soon!)
  • Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze in a freezer safe bag up to 3 months.

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits


I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits and will give these a try for your family! Have you ever tried making self rising flour biscuits? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

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