American-Style Biscuits

American-Style Biscuits

The outsides of these biscuits are crispy and the insides are a little bit fluffy.
You can make the dough in 10 minutes, and it's a very simple recipe.

Ingredients: makes 10, 5 cm diameter

○ Cake flour
200 g
○ Baking powder
2 teaspoons
○ Powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
Salted butter
Whey (can substitute milk)
100 ml
Milk (to finish)
a small amount


1. Add the ○ dry ingredients to a bowl and use a whisk to mix together. Make sure there are no lumps.
2. Cut the butter into 1 cm cubes and cool. You can also use a chilled spoon to reduce their size before mixing them in.
3. Mix the butter in using a spatula in a cutting motion. Use your hands at the end to knead into a crumbly texture.
4. Make a depression in the center and add the whey (or milk) in 2-3 parts. Let it soak in without kneading. Gather it together in one lump and place in a plastic bag.
5. Stretch it out to a 1 cm thinness while still in the bag (it should be 15 x 20 cm large). Using a rolling pin helps things go more quickly. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
6. Preheat the oven to 200℃. Remove the dough from the bag, and fold two or three times. Press down on it to get it to stick together.
7. Use a knife or a cookie cutter to make the individual biscuits. Brush milk on top, place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, and bake at 200 ℃ for 18 minutes.
8. They're delicious hot from the oven! If they cool down too much, you can warm them up a bit and enjoy with butter or jam.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make these to use up whey that was left over from straining yogurt.
Whey makes them soft and fluffy, but they're also pretty delicious with milk.