Seek out the perfect biscuit recipe. On Pinterest you can find recipes for biscuits made with buttermilk, heavy cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and even 7-Up soda. You can easily find both traditional and gluten-free recipes. You may end up testing several recipes to find the one that is right for you, and that is fun!

After testing several recipes myself, I was surprised to find that the one I liked best had Bisquick as an ingredient. I had not started with Bisquick at first because I guess it felt like cheating or something. But I couldn’t deny that it was my favorite. Here it is, adapted from Buns In My Oven.

1 1/2 cups flour (plus more for the work surface)

1 cup Bisquick

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons butter, softened (I use salted)

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Yes, that is very hot, but that is not a typo.

Add all the ingredients except the butter and milk to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.

Then add the soft butter to the dry ingredients and use a dough blender to cut it in.

Finally, add the milk and stir it all up with a spoon. I just use a big tablespoon (soup spoon) for this.

At this point, check to see if you need more flour or more milk. The dough shouldn’t be TOO wet or sticky, but also keep in mind that we’re about to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, and it will pick up a little more flour then.

So, if it’s just a teeny bit sticky…put some flour down on your work surface and dump out the dough. Sprinkle a little more flour on top. Pat out the dough enough that you can fold it in half. Then do it again, gently. Then one more time. Pat the dough out to 3/4-inch high and cut with biscuit cutters.

I get about a dozen biscuits from this recipe. Allow the unbaked biscuits to rest for 5 minutes, then bake them at 450 for 10 minutes. Check at 10 minutes to see if they are golden brown. Bake a couple more minutes if needed. In my oven they are ready at 10 minutes.

(Image credit: Vickie McCarty)

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