How-to Make Biscuits

Stir dry ingredients with a fork to evenly distribute the baking powder or soda. For a tender biscuit, be careful not to overmix or overknead the dough.

For cutout biscuits, cut with a floured biscuit cutter, using a straight downward motion. Dip the cutter in flour after each cut to prevent sticking. For drop biscuits, drop dough onto a greased baking sheet. Use a rubber spatula or a second spoon to push the dough off the spoon.

When reworking trimmings, handle dough as little as possible and use minimal additional flour. Overworking the dough or using too much flour will result in a tough, dry product.