Happy Sunday starts with Breakfast

Good morning everyone!

I know some of you go to church, others watch the news and relax, or read a Sunday paper. I usually wake up, make coffee and then go look and say good morning to my garden as there is always something new and different. I am touring my garden at least twice, sometimes three times a day, just to enjoy, maintain, plant and harvest. It is so relaxing! It is my peaceful place where the only thing bothering me, may be an insect that does not know me yet.

This morning, I woke up to weather warnings of severe thunderstorms and tornado watch. It was just getting light and it was pouring outside.

So that meant kitchen time! I cooked breakfast with biscuits and gravy, along with some eggs. The gravy we bought at the butcher, and the biscuits I made.

Homemade Sunday Biscuits

Yields 12 biscuits


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup very cold butter cut in small cubes (freezer cold!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk – whole milk or 2 percent is best.
  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • The butter must be as cold as possible, you can even put it in the freeze for a few minutes after cutting it in small cubes. You want to make sure that you do not overwork your butter while using it in the recipe because it will get too soft quickly. The idea to cold chunks of butter is because it will add the flakiness to your biscuits, without the layers they become bread that resembles small solid bricks of concrete. I vote for flakiness instead!
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Use a pastry cutter to cut cold butter into flour mixture. You want to see small, pea-sized chunks of butter throughout the dough.
  • Add the milk and egg and just fold the flour mixture with the liquid ingredients to combine. Do not overdo this step, fold it only until the ingredients are combined.
  • Flour your working surface and dump the dough onto the flour. Spread about 1 tbsp of flour on the top of the dough to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Gently use your hands to flatten out the dough quickly so the dough is about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Get a drinking glass of about 2.5 inches at the rim, and punch put biscuit circles with the glass.
  • Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. I use silicone sheets and did not grease these though.
  • To give your biscuits a nice finished look, you can brush some butter on them as soon as you pull them out of the oven.


You can use this recipe for dinner biscuits too by adding in things such as:

  • 1 cup of grated cheese,
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes,
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, or
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, parsley, oregano, thyme.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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