- For the dough
- Butter 100 g (3.5 oz), softened • 717 kcal
- Sugar 30 g (1 oz) • 470 kcal
- Sour cream 2 tbsp
- Egg 1 • 130 kcal
- Flour 300 g (10 oz)
- Baking powder 2 tsp • 156 kcal
- For the filling
- Cottage cheese 400 g (14 oz)
- Sugar 60 g (2 oz) • 470 kcal
- Cornstarch 2 tbsp • 338 kcal
- Egg 1 • 130 kcal
- Vanilla powder ½ tsp
- Egg wash
- Powdered sugar
This easy homemade biscuits recipe makes the flakiest, butteriest buns you’ll try, but it’s so much simpler than they look. All you need is butter, sugar, sour cream, egg, flour, and baking powder for the dough.
Fill your biscuits with a creamy mixture of cottage cheese, sugar, cornstarch, egg, and vanilla for totally unique filled biscuit no one will be able to stop eating. At the end of the day, this is truly the recipe for perfect homemade biscuits every time.
How to make easy biscuits from scratch: Step-by-Step Instructions
To make these homemade biscuits, start by mixing the dough. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, sugar, sour cream, flour, baking powder, and butter (cut into cubes). First mix with a fork, then use your hands to make a crumbly dough.
Next, chill the dough. Meanwhile, combine the cottage cheese, one egg, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla for the biscuit filling in a second mixing bowl.
When the dough has chilled, place it on a floured work surface and dust the top with more flour. Cut the dough eight equal wedges. Shape each wedge into a flat, round biscuit shape with your hands a rolling pin.
Cut the dough into perfectly round circles with a biscuit cutter, then fill each circle with the cottage cheese filling. Fold to close like a taco.
Place the filled and closed biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with an egg wash and bake for 25 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle the cooked biscuits with powdered sugar and serve.
What is the best flour for making biscuits?
These light and fluffy biscuits are made with all-purpose flour. If you like, you can use 00 or pastry flour for an even more tender biscuit that rises even more in the oven.
Is shortening or butter better for biscuits?
Butter gives your biscuits that melt-in-your-mouth texture anf flavor. It’s more lfavorful and satisfying than shortening, so it’s the better choice if you’re looking for the perfect homemade biscuit. Choose unsalted butter for best results.
How do you make biscuits fluffy and lighter?
To make your biscuits even fluffy and lighter, be sure not to overwork the dough. When kneading, stop as soon as the dough comes together into a shaggy ball. It shoudl be sticky, that’s normal. Also, be sure to use softened butter (not frozen or melted) and sour cream at room temperature.
In addition, it’s important to bake the biscuits at the proper temperature (350°F/180°C). If your oven is too cold, they won’t rise as much. Too warm, and they’ll burn or turn too dark before they get a chance to rise.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Whisk sugar with sour cream and an egg. Add flour and baking powder into the mixture, then put in some softened butter and knead it with your hands until crumbly dough forms.
- For the filling mix cottage cheese with sugar, cornstarch, an egg and vanilla until smooth.
- Cut the dough into 8 pieces, roll each one out and cut into a circle. Use dough scraps to make 2 more pie circles.
- Fill half of each biscuit circle with cottage cheese filling and fold the dough in half to cover it. Brush with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.