These homemade yogurt biscuits are moist, fluffy, flaky, easy to make and so delicious. These fluffy biscuits have the perfect crust on the outside and are pillowy and soft on the inside. You really need to make these easy homemade biscuits as soon as possible!
Making homemade biscuits is not as hard as it seems. With the right ingredients and the right steps when making them, anyone can pull off making moist and fluffy biscuits.
I have always loved this recipe that was given to me by a friend out in West Texas. This was passed down to her from her family and has been their biscuit recipe for generations.
They always make theirs in cast iron but you can use whatever pan or sheet pan you have on hand.
Having light and fluffy biscuits to serve alongside some baked ham, Southern green beans, collard greens with bacon, and pimento cheese is our favorite. These biscuits even go well with a cast iron boneless chicken breast.
I have included lots of pictures with this yogurt biscuit recipe so you can know what to expect when you are making them. These yogurt biscuits are the only one I will make because it is so easy and always comes out amazing.
I am confident you will feel the same after trying them.
Read through the whole recipe first. The recipe will walk you through preparing all of your ingredients first before you actually dive into the biscuit-making portion.
With recipes that involve butter and flour being incorporated together, this is important. The process is simple but you want to follow it and know what it is all about before beginning.
This is simple like the vanilla scones that I make. If you want to practice making dough recipes, the scones along with these biscuits are the perfect recipe to use.
Let's dive into it all!
The ingredients you will need to make these yogurt biscuits
The ingredients are very simple and for me, I always have either plain yogurt or Greek yogurt in the fridge. I do not always have buttermilk however so that is how the recipe came about.
- Unbleached all-purpose flour. I always use King Arthur flour.
- Unsalted butter
- Plain yogurt. Regular or Greek yogurt works.
- Eggs. One is for the dough and another one is for the egg wash.
- Baking powder. I like to remind people to use fresh leavening agents. If it has been sitting around for a while it may not be as effective.
- Baking soda. Same as above, make sure your Baking soda is fresh (or at least not really old).
- Milk. A little goes into the dough and a little for the egg wash.
- Sugar. I always add a little to savory recipes because it really helps improve the structure of the baked goods. It will not be sweet.
- Salt. I always use kosher salt.
You can have incredibly fluffy biscuits without buttermilk and this recipe proves that. When you are making homemade biscuits, everyone wants moist and flaky biscuits. Let me show you how I do this below.
How To Make These Easy Yogurt Biscuits
The Greek yogurt in this biscuit recipe helps ensure your biscuits will come out moist. If dry biscuits have been a problem for you, this recipe will really help.
If you follow all of these steps you will have the best fluffy and moist homemade biscuits. These biscuits will rival the best buttermilk biscuits and in my opinion, are actually better.
Once you start making these yogurt biscuits and you become more comfortable with it, you can start to make variations of them. From sweet homemade biscuits to savory ones.
- How to make flaky biscuits: There are a few ways to get flaky layers in your biscuits but often people work so hard on this that they overwork their dough. For this recipe, you will have nice fluffy biscuits with layers by rubbing the butter and flour together with your fingertips. From there, you will gently roll your biscuit dough together making sure you do not press down on your dough too hard. If you press too hard you are going to seal the layers down. So just roll those yogurt biscuits gently!
If you looking for more ideas of what to serve with these yogurt biscuits, here are some sweet and savory ideas:
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If you love these yogurt biscuits, you may also like these classic Southern recipes:
Fluffy Homemade Yogurt Biscuits
- 2 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter
- ½ cup Plain yogurt Greek or regular are both fine.
- 2 eggs one for biscuits dough and one for egg wash
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 3 tablespoon milk plus more for egg wash and adding to dough if necessary.
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
Preparing your ingredients
- Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees
- Cut up your butter into small pieces and place in the fridge.
- In a small bowl, mix yogurt, milk and one egg. Place in the fridge.
- In a large bowl, measure out your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
- Now grab all of the items you will need to make the biscuits: rolling pin, biscuit cutters, extra flour for counter and a large sheet pan.
Making the biscuits
- Grab your butter out of the fridge and add it to the bowl of dry ingredients.
- Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter until it looks almost like coarse sand. You can also add it to a food processor and pulse on high 5 times.
- With your finger tips (not your whole hand) start rubbing grabbing large amounts of the butter and flour mixture and rub it between your fingers. You are looking for any large clumps of butter that did not get incorporated into the flour.
- Do this until your do not find any more large clumps of butter.
- Now add wet ingredients from the fridge to your dry ingredients.
- Mix well until it comes together and there is no more dry flour.Here is where people get a little tuck sometimes. To know if your dough has enough moisture, here is what to look for:Does the dough look clumpy (see my picture). If it looks this way it is perfect and no more liquid is needed.Does the dough in the bowl still have flour that wouldn't mix in to the dough? If it does, add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix. Do this until you do not see any more dry flour in the bowl.
- Now take your dough (which will be clumpy at the point) and place it on a floured surface.
- With your fingers, bring the dough together to form a ball.
- Sprinkle a little flour over the top of your dough.
- Gently roll the dough to about ¾ inches thick.
- Take your biscuit cutter and dip it into a little flour and start cutting out your biscuits. Dip in flour with each cut.
- Once you run out of areas to cut your biscuits, gently fold your remaining dough in half and gently press together. Re-roll into a ¾ inch disc and finish cutting out more biscuits.
- Place your biscuits on to a large sheet pan giving them about ½ inch of space.
- Make an egg wash by adding one egg and 2 tablespoons of milk to a bowl and mixing well.
- Brush your biscuits with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle with a little kosher salt on top (optional)
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits are nicely risen and just starting to brown on the bottom.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Sweet biscuits for shortcakes. Now you could totally use this recipe as is for a delicious strawberry shortcake but if you want a little sweeter biscuit just add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the recipe.
- Cheesy Biscuits with Chives. This is so good and all you need to add to the dough when mixing is ½ cup of good sharp cheddar and 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped chives.
- Bacon and Cheddar biscuits. This is another really delicious idea. Just add ½ cup of good quality cheddar shredded with about 4-5 slices of cooked and lightly crumbled bacon. I may just make a recipe for this one very soon!
- Berry Biscuits. Adding fresh berries to your biscuits is so good and so easy. Just fold ½ cup of fresh berries into the dough before rolling. You can sprinkle a little sugar on top before baking.
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