How to make biscuits at home – the simplest-to-do recipes

Biscuit is a type of commonly flour-based and baked food products. In general, biscuits are known with some basic types including savory and sweet biscuit. They are favorite in all around the world, especially in Europe like America, United Kingdom, Canada. Most of the biscuits will get more delicious when enjoying with tea or coffee. However, a number of calories from fats and carbohydrates in commercial or store-bought biscuits may have the negative influence on your health. So you can try some homemade biscuit recipes to overcome this problem.

How To Make Biscuits At Home Using The Simplest Ingredients And Recipes

If you like biscuits and want to make biscuits by yourself, you can see some following tips on how to make biscuits at home. All of these recipes are very easy to do with the simple ingredients that are very safe for your health. Homemade biscuits can help you control the amount of fat & other necessary nutrients in it. Now, let’s see the simple homemade biscuits recipes:

  1. Basic Biscuit Recipe
  2. Buttermilk Biscuit
  3. Chocolate Biscuits
  4. Almond Biscuits
  5. Chocolate Almond Biscuits

1. Basic Biscuit Recipe

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This is the easiest biscuit recipe for all the starters. This recipe is prepared for about 8 to 12 biscuits.


2 cups of all-purpose flour

½ cup of shortening

¾ cup of milk

½ teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of baking powder


Firstly, you need to preheat the oven with the temperature of 230 degrees C or 450 degrees F.

On the other hand, you place all the flour, salt, baking powder in a large bowl and mix together. Use a fork or pastry blender to cut in shortening till you get a mixture like coarse crumbs.

Then, you continue to add milk into the mixture at the same time stir with a fork. Then you need to mix them until the dough is enough moist and soft. Continue to toss it with flour until it is not sticky any longer. Now, you can roll the dough out into a sheet with the thickness of the ½ inch. Use a cookie cutter to cut it. Take the unused dough to press together, continue to repeat the process of rolling and cutting.

Finally, you put all of the biscuits on the ungreased baking sheets and bake them in the preheated oven. When the biscuits get golden brown, you can turn off the oven. The time of baking can be about 10 minutes.

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2. Buttermilk Biscuit:

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Buttermilk biscuit is one of the simple ways on how to make biscuits at home that you can do easily. This recipe is prepared for 12 to 14 biscuits. Total time for doing buttermilk biscuit is about 50 minutes.


2 ½ cups of self-rising flour

½ cup or 1 stick of frozen butter

2 tablespoons of melted butter

1 cup of chilled buttermilk

Parchment paper


Firstly, you need to preheat the oven to about 475 degrees. Then, you can start to make buttermilk biscuit.

You take the large holes of a box grater to grate the frozen butter. And then mix with flour and butter. You can create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the buttermilk inside and stir about 15 times until the dough is sticky. Take the dough to turn onto a floured surface and spread lightly the flour over the dough. Then you use a floured rolling pin to roll it into a rectangle with a thickness of ¾ inch. Fold in half  and repeat this action for about 4 times.

Now, you continue to roll the dough with the thickness of ½ inch and using a round cutter to cut it. In this step, you can flour as needed. Then, put them on the parchment paper and bake at the temperature of 475 degrees until the color of biscuit change to brown. It may take about 15 minutes. Finally, you can brush with melted butter to make the biscuit more delicious.

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3. Chocolate Biscuits:

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Chocolate is one of the favorite foods for many people. That is why we show you how to make biscuits at home with chocolate taste. There are only 4 ingredients for this recipe and it only takes you 30 minutes to do it. This recipe is prepared for about 12 biscuits.


100 grams cooking margarine or butter

100 grams self-raising flour

50 grams caster sugar

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder


Like the above recipes, you also need to preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and spread butter over a baking tray. Next, you need to cream together margarine and sugar till it is light and fluffy. Continue to add the flour and cocoa powder inside and stir well. After that, you divide the dough into different small balls and put them on the buttered baking tray. Use the back of a fork to press lightly every ball. You bake in the preheated oven from 10 to 15 minutes. when the edges of biscuits get firm, you can let it cool on a wire rack.

4. Almond Biscuits

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Almond is known to be very good for the human health. It can be combined with different types of cake, pastry or cookies to make them more delicious and healthier. This recipe is prepared for about 2 dozens of biscuits.


175 grams self-raising flour

150 grams margarine

75 grams caster sugar

1-3 drops of almond extract

50 grams ground almonds

1 pinch of salt

24 blanched almonds.


Firstly, you need to preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease 2 baking trays as well.

Next, you can start to make the biscuits by mixing all the dry ingredients together, except for the blanched almonds and rub in margarine. Continue to pour the almond extract, mix well.

Roll it out thinly and cut them into the shapes that you like. Then, place a blanched almond on the top of each and put them in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes until the biscuits turn out golden.

5. Chocolate Almond Biscuits

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This recipe is a combination of almond and chocolate that are very suitable to enjoy with coffee or tea.


100 grams ground almonds

150 grams caster sugar

75 grams plain flour

90 grams grated dark chocolate

20 grams unsweetened cocoa powder

2 eggs


As usual, you need to preheat the oven to 190 degrees C and use the baking parchment to line the baking tray.

Then you can start making biscuits by beating the eggs and sugar in a small bowl till the mixture get pale and creamy. Continue to stir in the mixture of ground almonds, plain flour, cocoa powder, and grated dark chocolate. When you get the dough, you can shape the dough into a ball and use the cling film to cover it. Keep it in the fridge for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Continue to shape the dough into some small balls and put them on the linedbaking tray. Use your hand to flatten all the balls slightly. Place the tray in the preheated oven to bake for about 15 minutes until the surface of the biscuits get firm.

Here are some simple ways on how to make biscuits at home that we want to show you. For these recipes, you can adjust the quantities of the ingredients following your hobby and your health. Please don’t forget to leave your comment about this topic if you have any question or good idea. And, you can visit our website, to find more useful information for your health and life.

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