How to Make Momma's Homemade Southern Biscuits

by Lucy Hudnall

Making biscuits homemade costs me $0.13, when a "can" of biscuits cost $0.99 on sale. Now that's a bargain!


  • 2 Cups Self Rising Flour
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cups All purpose Flour
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

    Step 2

    Cut stick of butter in half. Use one of the halves to melt in pan(s).

    Step 3

    Preheat pan(s) in oven with butter.

    Step 4

    Start with 2 cups self rising flour.

    Step 5

    Cube up the other half stick of butter.

    Step 6

    Add to flour. You could use 1/4 cup of any solid fat, like Crisco, lard, or coconut oil solid..but I like the butter.

    Step 7

    Get your hands in it. See the butter cube? Get between fingers and mix with flour.

    Step 8

    See how it's flattened?

    Step 9

    Mix with the flour. It's like when you was a kids, squeezing sand and water in your hands.

    Step 10

    See how there is only small lumps? That's the butter. Now, push the mix up to side of bowl to make a well.

    Step 11

    Add 1 cup milk, cream, evaporated milk, or buttermilk.

    Step 12

    See its in the well. Now, grab a fork.

    Step 13

    Start stirring in the middle, adding more and more flour as you mix it.

    Step 14

    Stir..mix ...

    Step 15


    Step 16

    See how it's forming? ...stir...mix ...

    Step 17

    Almost got it...stir...

    Step 18

    Make sure all dry ingredients are now wet...and sticky.

    Step 19

    I use my cutting board. Easier to clean. My husband uses wax paper.

    Step 20

    Add enough all purpose flour to dust top of board.

    Step 21

    Helps the sticky dough more manageable.

    Step 22

    Plop that sticky goodness on the floured board.

    Step 23

    Sprinkle enough of all purpose flour on top to keep your hands from sticking to dough.

    Step 24

    Just start mashing dough down to desired thickness.

    Step 25

    Mash it to the left side...

    Step 26

    And to the right side...

    Step 27

    See the edges are irregular in shape?

    Step 28

    I like to round the edges up.

    Step 29

    I like the thickness about a nail bed to first knuckle tall. But you can make them taller. ⬆

    Step 30

    Pull out heated pans.

    Step 31

    Flour your biscuit cutter. I've been known to just use a glass.

    Step 32

    Cut straight down, come straight up, helps edges look better.

    Step 33

    All cut.

    Step 34

    Pick up ..easy..remember just sticky dough inside.

    Step 35

    Dip one side in butter.

    Step 36

    Flip and set to side.

    Step 37

    This pan's full.

    Step 38

    Now just gather the "scraps" to middle of board.

    Step 39

    Take one side..

    Step 40

    And flip on itself.

    Step 41

    Do again..

    Step 42

    Till no more holes.

    Step 43

    No holes..only 2 flips. Now turn dough over.

    Step 44

    Now mash down again.

    Step 45

    Same as before.

    Step 46


    Step 47

    Flip in butter. Pop in oven for about 15 min. till golden brown.

    Step 48

    Yep..golden brown.

    Step 49

    Goes great with gravy, country fried potatoes, bacon and sausage.

    Step 50

    For leftover biscuits, place in Ziploc baggie, put in freezer for long term or refrigerator for short term. My youngest son sneaks and eats these out of the fridge like kids grab a cookie.