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2 Ingredient Biscuits

No cold butter to cut in with a pastry blender. No rolling pin needed. Follow my tips along the way for fail proof, flaky 2 Ingredient Biscuits.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time21 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
Cost: 4


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream (plus 1 tablespoon if needed)
  • Melted butter to brush tops (2 to 3 tablespoons) (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 450°
     Stir together flour and whipping cream in a medium size bowl just until flour is moistened with whipping cream. Your dough should look "shaggy"-not too dry. Add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream, if needed. Dump it out onto a lightly floured counter.
  • Gently press pieces of dough together to form a loose ball. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of flour and using fingertips press dough halfway flat. It will not be a pretty shape at this point. Take one side and bring it up and over to the edge of the other side and gently press halfway down.
    Turn the dough a quarter of a turn and repeat procedure twice. You are incorporating air into the layers you are pressing down which gives you the flakiness you want.
  • Your shape should be a short rectangle at this point. Press the top down until it is 3/4- inch tall. Using a 2 1/2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out 4 biscuits and place in an 8-inch cast iron skillet or cake pan.
    Press together and pat down again and cut 2 more; place in the pan. Be sure they are slightly touching each other. They help each other in the oven to rise to their tallest potential if they are touching!
     For buttery tops, brush 1 to 2 tablespoons melted butter over the tops. This is not necessary, but added yum factor. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  •  For buttery tops, brush 2 to 3 tablespoons melted butter over the tops. This is not necessary, but added yum factor. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.


If you choose to brush with melted butter before baking, both salted or unsalted will work. I prefer salted. You can also brush them again right after baking, if you like.
Don't be alarmed at the high oven temperature of 450F. You need that high temp to raise the biscuits quickly.
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use an oven-proof baking dish, casserole dish, baking pan or cookie sheet pan.
Heavy whipping cream has a higher fat content than regular whipping cream and is preferred for this recipe.


Calories: 313kcal