Homemade Biscuits
Timer Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Cook Time: 12 mins
Portions Serves: 12 biscuits

Ingredients

Nothing says love like fresh out of the oven biscuits! These are perfect for sharing with friends, family or neighbours or you can freeze them (if any are left!). Spread these freshly baked biscuits with strawberry jam or marmalade or enjoy on their own with a cup of tea.

  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk (approx.)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or fingertips cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Drizzle in milk stirring with fork to make soft, slightly sticky dough. Using your hands bring dough together.

On lightly floured surface, knead dough gently about 10 times. Pat dough into 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick square. Cut into 12 biscuits and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Brush tops of biscuits with some milk. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden.

Fruited Biscuits: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of your favourite dried fruit such as raisins, currants, dried blueberries, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots.

Cheese Biscuits: Toss in 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded cheddar cheese before adding the milk.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 220 Fat 13g
Saturated 8g Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 260mg Calcium 75mg
Carbohydrate 22g Fibre 1g
Sugars 3g Protein 4g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Iron 8%

*The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

Recipe by

Emily Richards,

Professional Home Economist