This weekend was extremely cold here in Minnesota. We spent the weekend going to the Stockade in Forest City, where you walk around a small village replica of how it was to live in the 1800’s. People dressed in old clothes, bonnets and long dresses show you how they would have liked in the old days. There’s buffalo stew, homemade ice cream, and our favorite (and probably everyones) FRY BREAD! ohhhhh yum. This will be my next adventure, my grandma use to make fry bread in her cabin and it was to die for. We made a stop at the forest city tavern for a pizza, beer (or root beers) and some old fashioned candy. Harlen was over the moon picking his candies out.

After we got home we were pretty chilled to the bone but the boys were adamant about playing outside still. So I put on some wild rice soup and made some biscuits for when they were ready to come in.. and let me tell you… Nothing is better on a cold winter day than coming into the house with the smell of fresh homemade buttery flaky biscuits.

Of course I forgot an after photo. But here’s a few tips!

I mix as much as I can and then knead the rest, You only need to knead until its mixed! roughly 15-30 times!
if you don’t have a biscuit cutter use the mouth of a glass! (a mason jar gives the perfect sized biscuit!)

I wait to take them out of the oven until the tops are just touched with a light golden brown.

If you make these let me know! Enjoy!!

Homemade Buscutis

5 from 2 votes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp softened room temp butter
  • 1 cup milk


  • Mix dry ingredients
  • cut in butter with pastry blender or fork. Blend until it resembles course crumbs
  • add milk stir until dough just comes together. This will be wet and sticky.
  • turn dough out on floured surface and knead 15-25 times.
  • gently pat flat…. about 1 inch thick
  • cut biscuits with cutter
  • place them on baking sheet 2 inches apart (makes about 10)
  • bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes



7 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    My family and I are vegan and I have tried many vegan biscuit recipes and never liked them that much. I made these with vegan butter, unsweetened soy milk, and honey instead of sugar and oh my goodness they remind me of my grandmothers biscuits! Love love love this recipe and it’s now my go to. Thank you!

      1. These were delicious! I am.not a fan of biscuits, but after making these for my husband and kids, I had to try it. Wow…so good!! They were moist, soft, flaky…jusy about perfect. I will make again for sure, but maybe with a little less butter next time. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I have tried other biscuit recipes in the past and they have never turned out as well as these did. I’ll never have to worry about finding another recipe again this one is it for me. My whole family loves them. Thank you for sharing!

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