Jim Johnson's Homemade Biscuits
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup butter cold, cut into pea-sized cubes
6 tbsp milk plus more, if needed
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper or a silicone mat.
STEP 2: In a large bowl, combine flour and butter. Using a pastry cutter, a fork,
or 2 knives, cut in butter until a coarse meal develops and butter is evenly
STEP 3: Add milk and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is sticky, add
more flour 1 tablespoon at a time. If the dough is dry, add more milk 1
tablespoon at a time.
STEP 4: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 20
seconds, adding flour if the dough becomes sticky.
STEP 5: Roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Press
together the uncut dough and continue rolling and cutting biscuits.
STEP 6: Bake until lightly golden brown on top and fragrant, about 10 to 12