Baking Powder Biscuits

Sometimes a plain biscuit is all that’s needed, or a sprinkle of raisins adds some extra flavour. This biscuit is especially nice topped with cheese and melted briefly in the oven.. To make this biscuit flaky don’t over-knead just fold it over on itself about 10 times then press into a square or circle and cut into desired pieces.

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5 from 1 vote

Plain Baking Powder Biscuits


  • cup butter
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup raisins optional


  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Cut butter and salt into the flour, with a pastry cutter or use your fingers by squeezing the butter and flour together. until the butter is small like a pea. Mix in the raisins at this point if you want, or keep them plain. Stir in just enough of the milk so dough can be made into a ball.
    On a floured surface knead the dough by folding it in half over itself about 10 times. then press the dough with your fingers into a square or circle 1/2 inch thick and cut about 8 or 9 pieces.
    Place on a cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for 10-15 minutes at 450°F until they are a nice golden brown. If you want them cheesy on top just add cheese when they are done then return them to the oven for a few minutes enough to melt the cheese.

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  1. 5 stars
    love how easy and straightforward this recipe is, going to try!

  2. Yummy! These look delicious. There is nothing better than freshly made biscuits.

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