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Never-Fail Biscuits

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Never-Fail Biscuits Recipe

The. Easiest. Biscuits. Ever. Simply mix equal parts (by weight) self-rising flour and heavy cream; scoop biscuits onto a baking sheet, and bake until golden and tender-yet-slightly-crisp. Oh, oh, OH so good! Ultra-tender, super-rich, they're the fastest/easiest biscuits you'll ever bake. And there are lots of ways to take them from simple to sublime — find our favorite variations, from sweet shortcakes to herb biscuits, in "tips," below.

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At a glance

12 biscuits
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy or whipping cream*
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional; for a saltier biscuit
  • *If the dough doesn't come together readily, dribble in an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons cream, to make it totally cohesive.


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F, with a rack in the top third.
  2. Mix the flour and cream until smooth and cohesive.
  3. Scoop 1-ounce balls of dough onto an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here. Leave a couple of inches between them. Not into scooping? Pat the dough 3/4" thick and cut biscuits with a cutter instead, if desired.
  4. Brush the tops of the biscuits with cream, milk, or water; this will help them rise.
  5. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, or until they're light golden brown on top. Break one open — it should be baked all the way through.
  6. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and serve warm, or at room temperature. Store, well-wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 28g
  • Servings Per Batch 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 98
  • Calories from Fat 45
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 19mg
  • Sodium 184mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.