Photo by Gabriel Cabrera

Since fried chicken from scratch is a bit more involved, here's the simplest (yet among the best) biscuit recipe. Feel free to add a handful of grated aged cheddar to the dry ingredients to turn them into cheese biscuits.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Extra cream or milk, for brushing (optional)


Preheat oven to 425˚F. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. (If you like, add a handful of grated sharp cheese, like aged cheddar) Add the cream and stir just until dough comes together. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough a few times, then pat into a circle about an inch thick.

Cut into 8 wedges or use a biscuit cutter and transfer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; if you like, brush the tops with milk or cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 8 biscuits.