The Best Country Biscuit Recipe

The Best Country Biscuit Recipe

The Best Country Biscuit Recipe

Greg C. Moriates

Greg C. Moriates

Owner of Train Hunt Eat

The Story

don’t care where you life or what you eat….nothing, I say nothing is a comforting as a nice fluffy, flaky biscuit, especially when it comes to the best country biscuit recipe.   I have tested may different biscuit recipes.  Some were were good, some where and some were awesome.  


I combined some of the recipes from the good batches, tested them and retested them on my family and friends.  This is the one recipe that always comes out a winner on ease, availability of ingredients and just awesome.


If you are looking for some epic Country Style Recipes, check out The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis.

Ingredients and Prep

Prep Time

Who cares – Make them – They are Awesome

Cook Time

12-15 Minutes 


Approx. 1 to 1.5 dozen


3 cups sifted flour

1 tables spoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (or Lard) – COLD

1 cup milk


Cooking Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Take a large bowl, sift into it the measured flour, salt, pepper, and baking power.
  3. Add in the butter cold butter or lard.  I recommend freezing the butter and grading the butter directly into the dry mixture.
  4. Mix in the cold, grated butter or lard into the minute with the tips of your fingers as to not warm the butter with your hands.
  5. Chill the mixture in the freezer for 15 minutes.  
  6. Slowly add in the cold milk in 1/4 cup increments with a wooded spoon.
  7. The dough will be very soft in the beginning but will stiffen in 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Place the stiffened dough on a floured surface and gently need until smooth.
  9. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/2 inch think and cut with a round biscuit or cookie cutter.
  10. Place the biscuits in a cast iron pan.
  11. The biscuits should be close but not touching.  Poke a series of holed in each biscuits with a fork.
  12. Place biscuits in the oven at 450 degrees for approximately 13 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes
  14. Enjoy The Best Country Biscuit Recipe!!!

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