Artisan Biscuits

Average Rating 4 from 3 ratings

Make fluffy biscuits using our All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend.

Artisan Biscuits

Yield: 4 large biscuits

Artisan Biscuits


  • 1½ cups Pamela's All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend (210 gr.)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 8 TBSP cold shortening or butter, diced and frozen
  • ¾ cup + 2 TBSP milk, buttermilk, almond milk, or liquid of choice
  • 1 egg white (optional) -- if using, deduct the 1 TBSP liquid


Preheat oven to 450 ° with rack in center of oven.

To make the flakiest Biscuits, dice shortening or butter into very small pieces and freeze before adding to flour. This way you don’t have to mix much, so the butter won’t melt out.

By hand or in mixer bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add frozen chopped shortening or butter and mix until it looks like coarse cornmeal or crumbs. Do NOT over mix -- dough may look a bit crumbly, but that’s what helps make those nice flakes. Pour liquid over mixture and stir in with a spatula or paddle, just until it comes together.

Pour onto sprayed parchment paper to help push it together. If cutting with dental floss or knife, form to about a 4x6 rectangle. If using cutters, you’ll have to press scraps back together to make 4 biscuits. It is very easy to pat into place, and gently squeeze together with parchment. Keep them 1½ to 2 inches thick or tall. Cut with dental floss, knife, or biscuit cutters, into desired size and shape. Keep the dough as tall as possible, as they do not rise a lot.

Brush with cream or butter, or leave plain; bake on parchment covered sheet pan, about 18 to 22 minutes, until golden all over with edges starting to brown, and baked through (test with a toothpick).

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep frozen until right before ready to eat; then brush and bake. They hold their shape very nicely if cooked very cold. (You can make a batch, cook what you need and freeze the rest for another time.)

Biscuits are ready to bake in 15 minutes after removing from freezer (about the time it takes for your oven to pre-heat). Do NOT brush with cream or egg wash until right before going in the oven. They can also be left plain. Baking time when frozen is 3 to 5 minutes longer than noted above.

CHEFS NOTE: Use the optional egg white for a more cake-like, puffy and light, less crumbly biscuit.

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9 Reviews or Comments for Artisan Biscuits

  1. marie wildasin December 5, 2017 at 6:03 am #

    i have a question: can you use this recipe as dumplings or to drop them on top of a chicken pot pie type recipe without rolling and baking them:

  2. L January 28, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    Umm can i put meat inside them or veggies

  3. Traci Veno February 2, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    Just made these with the egg white. Turned out beautiful. This mixture is very gooey, just like the consistency of dough you drop in for dumplings… but even gooier. You would have to flour it quite a bunch to roll it which may make it dry and crumbly. It was easier just to turn the bowl over, plop the mess out, shape on top of parchment and cut with floss.
    If you did put meat inside… it would be hard to do. You could put it on top of meat maybe keeping in mind your cooking time. These only took about 20 minutes in my oven. You would maybe need to precook your beef.

    Anyway, they are lovely and even the raw dough is delicious.

    Thank you
    I may freeze these cooked cut in half and toast them later also.

  4. Lauralee February 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    These were very oily… A whole stick of butter for just 4 biscuits! They also baked a lot faster than the recipe said and would have burned if I had not taken them out sooner.

    Recipe Rating: 2
  5. Elizabeth April 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    My batch turned out 6 nice-sized biscuits. Shaped them with the buttered parchment paper as they were rather sticky. They were delicious with honey and a little crispy on theoutside and yummy inside. Very happy with this recipe! (Baked up in 16 minutes.)

    Recipe Rating: 5
  6. sarah patnam May 4, 2018 at 5:42 am #

    you have the wrong measurements. 1 TBSP of baking soda ruined the whole thing.

    • Emily Mulcahy May 10, 2018 at 8:25 am #

      Perhaps because it says baking POWDER and NOT baking soda

  7. Hannah July 12, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    These turned out so great! I followed the directions exactly and included the egg white. I also added dried rosemary and garlic salt to make them savory and no one knew they were gluten free. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Melinda September 6, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    Yummy! I have had many biscuits gf and non gf. These are my top choice! Husband loved them too. We love the crispy flakiness and all because I barely mixed things in. Definitely don’t over mix.

    Recipe Rating: 5

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