Homemade yogurt biscuits are moist, flaky, easy to make and so delicious. These homemade biscuits have the perfect crust on the outside and are pillowy soft on the inside. You really need to make this biscuit recipe 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 included lots of pictures with this biscuit recipe so you can know what to expect when you are making them. This is a very easy biscuit recipe and the only one I will make. I am confident you will feel the same after trying them.
Tip for making this recipe:
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 my cream scones that I make. If you want to practice making dough recipes, the scones along with these biscuits are perfect recipes to use.
Let's dive into it it all!
The ingredients you will need to make these yogurt biscuits are:
- Unbleached all purpose flour. I always use King Arthur flour.
- Unsalted butter
- Plain yogurt. Regular or Greek yogurt work.
- Eggs. One is for the dough and another one 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 good. It will not be sweet.
- Salt. I always use kosher salt.
The ingredients are very simple and for me, I always have some plain yogurt in my fridge. I do not always have buttermilk however so that is how the recipe came about. You can have incredibly fluffy biscuits without buttermilk and this recipe proves it.
Now, when you are making homemade biscuits, everyone wants moist and flaky biscuits. Let me show you how I do this below.
How to make homemade biscuits that are moist:
First, you want to make sure that you are starting with a dough that is not dry. A good biscuit dough will be a bit shaggy and not perfectly smooth but it should hold together.
The yogurt in this biscuit recipe also helps ensure your biscuits will come out moist. If dry biscuits have been a problem for you, this recipe will really help.
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 fingers.
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 gently!
Here are all the steps to making these easy homemade biscuits:
If you follow all of these steps you will have the best flaky and moist homemade biscuits. These biscuits will rival the best buttermilk biscuits and in my opinion are actually better.
Once you start making this easy biscuit recipe and you are comfortable with it, you can start to make variations of it. From sweet homemade biscuits to savory ones.
Here are some ideas for different variations of these homemade biscuits that would be delicious:
- 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 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.
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.½ cup Unsalted Butter
- In a small bowl, mix yogurt, 3 tablespoons of milk and one egg. Place in the fridge.½ cup Plain yogurt, 2 eggs, 3 tablespoon milk
- In a large bowl, measure out your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.2 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 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.½ cup Unsalted Butter
- 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.½ cup Unsalted Butter
- With your fingers (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.2 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour, ½ cup Unsalted Butter
- Do this until your do not find any more large clumps of butter.
- Now add wet ingredients from the fridge to your dry ingredients.½ cup Plain yogurt, 2 eggs, 3 tablespoon milk
- 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.2 eggs, 3 tablespoon milk
- Brush your biscuits with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle with a little kosher salt on top (optional)1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 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.
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