I love having fresh bread or biscuits in the house. Having cooked them yourself makes everything taste that much better. While you might think that making your own biscuits sounds daunting, I’m here to tell you that this easy biscuits recipe with only 5 ingredients is the place to start! These biscuits come together quickly and will be oh-so-yummy once baked.
Since Easter will be a little different this year, we’re taking advantage of all the time at home and cooking up a feast! One of the things we’re going to enjoy is little ham sandwiches on these biscuits.
At a restaurant once, we were served biscuits with slices of ham, drizzled with honey, and that’s it. It was super simple and super delicious, it’s what inspired this easy biscuits recipe.
I’m using my honey biscuits recipe from my Fast and Easy Five Ingredient cookbook. These pair so nicely with a slice of ham, so they are a perfect bite for Easter!
In fact, I’m using my cookbook(s) – I’ll be making the babies something too- to make a lot of great recipes for our stay at home Easter. If ham sandwiches aren’t your thing and you’d like to go the route of prosciutto instead, I have a great prosciutto parmesan quiche recipe in my book (here is a make ahead quiche or a garden veggie quiche recipe on my blog)! Quiche is always a great option brunch. The recipe calls for a pre-made piecrust, but you can always use my recipe for an easy homemade pie crust that’s in the cookbook too!
Another recipe that would be amazing with these easy biscuits is my recipe for homemade white peppercorn gravy. I mean biscuits and gravy together, right?!
On the sweeter side of things, I’m baking up my French toast casserole and orange chocolate almond torte (because I have a bag of almond flour begging to be used) to round out the meal. All of these recipes are 5 ingredients or less and make a great brunch to graze on throughout the day.
But back to the biscuits! I’m sharing one of my favorite baking tips below:
If you’re looking at the recipe and aren’t sure you’ll have all the ingredients, I want you to remember one of my favorite tips; you can make your own buttermilk! I know not everybody has buttermilk on hand, so to make your own, simply mix milk with lemon or milk and vinegar (or use one of the other buttermilk substitutions). Here are the measurements for how to make your own buttermilk at home:
- 1 cup buttermilk = 1 Tablespoon white vinegar + enough milk to measure 1 cup
- 1 cup buttermilk = 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk to measure 1 cup.
- 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup buttermilk = 1 and 3/4 teaspoon cream of tarter + 1 cup of milk
The touch of honey in these biscuits make them even sweeter to enjoy!
5 Ingredient Easy Biscuits Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus 1 tablespoon, melted, for topping
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
- In a food processor combine the flour, baking powder and salt, process for 1 second, then add the cold butter pieces and process for 5 seconds, or until the butter is pea size and no larger chunks remain. Alternatively, if you don't have a food processor, you could cut the butter into the flour mixture.
- Pour the flour mixture into a bowl, then pour in buttermilk and honey. Stir with a wooden spoon and then knead with your hands for 30 seconds (the ingredients should combine to form a doughy mass, but don't over-knead the dough or else it will result in dense biscuits). It will seem as if there is not enough liquid, but there is (if the dough is really not coming together, you can add a teaspoon or two more of buttermilk; alternatively, if the dough is too wet, you can add a teaspoon or two of flour)
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and, using your hands, flatten it into a 1/2 inch disk.
- With a biscuit cutter, cut out six biscuits and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tablespoon of melted butter onto the biscuits. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes and serve. Enjoy!