Homemade Country Farm Biscuits

This is a great country biscuit. It’s buttery and flaky! It’s a cold winter day here in the Midwest and hubby is asking for biscuits and gravy. Yummy! Sounds perfect for a day like today. Because as you can see from this mornings picture of me and Harley it’s cold and snowing on the farm. Farming never takes a backseat to Mother Nature. Oh how I long for spring flowers and gardening! 


me and harley winter 2014

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Harley girl really had a good time outside with me this morning. She’s like my baby and spoiled rotten too! Okay, on to the biscuits. They tuned out delicious and perfect for biscuits and gravy. 

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biscuits and jam yummy


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Our ingredients. I’ve already added the salt, sugar, and backing powder to the flour.

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ingredients for biscuits

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After I add all the dry ingredients to the flour mixture, I hand sift it. Basically just run my hands though it several times breaking up any clumps and making sure it’s all mixed well.

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butter in flour for biscuits


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I add my butter to the flour all at once. The butter needs to be VERY cold. The colder the better. I then use a pastry tool, or potato masher to blend the butter into the flour. You basically just want to blend it well until it looks a little chunky. 


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milk and egg added to flour biscuits

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I like to make a little moat in the center of the flour mixture and then add the milk and egg. I mix the egg in the milk before I add to make sure it’s mixed well. 

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dough in ball biscuits


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Once it’s mixed well, form the dough into a ball. If it feels too wet, add a little flour. But not too much. It’s easier to add than it is to take it out. 

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cut dough with glass biscuits

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Flatten the dough to about 1 inch. I use a small glass to cut the shapes but you could use a cookie cutter to. I just like using the glass better.

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dough cut biscuits

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You’ll get four to five biscuits with the first cut. Simply reshape and cut more until there is no dough left to cut. 

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biscuits on cooking tray2

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I was able to get 10 good sized biscuits out of this batch. You could cut them a little smaller and get a dozen easy. My hubby just happens to like them bigger. These are perfect for biscuits and gravy. When I eat gravy on a biscuit, I don’t like my biscuit to get soggy. They wont with these babies! These Homemade Country Farm Biscuits also pair nicely with our Hearty Ham and Potato Soup


The Country Gal 


Homemade Country Biscuits
Serves 5
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
632 calories
52 g
150 g
44 g
9 g
27 g
164 g
276 g
3 g
2 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632
Calories from Fat 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g
Saturated Fat 27g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 276mg
Total Carbohydrates 52g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  2. 2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  4. 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  5. 1 Cup of COLD butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3/4 Cup Milk
  1. 2 Tablespoons of melted butter for basting the top of the biscuits
  1. Preheat oven 350
  2. Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes
  3. Add the dry ingredient in a large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add the milk and eggs and mix until a ball forms.
  5. Sprinkle a little bit, just a little bit of flour on a cutting board and press down on down until it's about 1 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutter or glass. Reshape and reapeat until there isn't any dough left to cut. Using the melted basting butter, brush the top of the biscuits. This will give them a golden brown color while baking.
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15 thoughts on “Homemade Country Farm Biscuits

  • January 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    May i say love that recipe. Thank you for sharing, that picture looks delicious. I wish i was in the kitchen at the time you made those, love biscuits so much 🙂 great post.

  • January 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you for the recipe! We were just talking the other day that we needed a good biscuit recipe for biscuits and gravy, so I will have to try this one out! Book marked and ready! 😀

  • January 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    These look so good and I think this recipe is very doable for me. A nice steaming pot of soup and these biscuits are perfect for dinner.

  • January 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

    This reminds me of the biscuits I grew up having at my grandmother’s house. Very fond memories!

  • January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Nothing says comfort to me then a homemade bisquit warm fresh out of the oven with melted butter YUMMO! I often forget sometimes the most simpliest food the most yummiest;) Will be making a batch this week end for sure:) Thanks for another amazing post:)

  • January 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    these look so good. They remind me of the biscuits we ate as a child. I’m going to try these this weekend. Yum!

  • January 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    oh goodness, that looks AMAZING! I have a couple recipes for biscuits, but I have never put egg into them! SO trying that as I am aiming for that perfect flaky biscuit recipe!
    Thank you! 🙂

  • January 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    My grandma used to let me help her make homemade biscuits and I loved it! These sound and look delicious.

  • January 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. I pinned it for later on. They look really yummy. Hope you and hubby had good time eating them 🙂

  • January 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Man those look so yummy! I am saving this one to try very soon (they should go perfectly with chicken and noodles too 😀 )

  • January 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    thanks they look yummy

  • January 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Looks amazing! I’ve never made homemade biscuits but would love to try these.

  • February 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    These biscuits look delicious! Being a country girl, I can honestly say that there isn’t anything quite like homemade biscuits. On a side note, Harley looks so cute! I have three puppies of my own except they hate the snow. I’ll take them out, and they all gather around me saying “let’s go back in mommy!” Great post!



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