“Flying” Biscuits

It’s the last day of July, and I feel as if the month just flew by! (No pun intended.) With all the commotion, I thought it would be good to get re-focused and feature a good “staple” type of recipe. Coincidentally, my friend (Codename: Candelabra) has been enjoying her July by doing very domestic things like baking instead of performing her usual back-to-back surgeries! Candelabra made something called “flying” biscuits, and when she read me the recipe, it sounded very much like a sweet cream biscuit. I thought it was perfect for my “staple” recipe post!

These were extremely easy to put together, and the sprinkling of sugar is a nice touch. I chose to serve mine with fresh blackberries and unsalted butter. However, I made sure to freeze half the dough so I can have fresh biscuits the rest of the week! Oh, and my biscuits are a little wider and flatter than normal biscuits because I don’t own a proper biscuit cutter. Ha!

Flying” Biscuits
Adapted from The Flying Biscuit Cafe Cookbook

3 c. AP flour
1 tbsp. + 1&1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. + 1&1/2 tsp. sugar
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. half & half
2 tbsp. half & half for brushing tops
1 tbsp. sugar for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Then mix in butter till the dough becomes similar to cornmeal consistency. This is best done with your fingertips.
3. Make a well in the center of your dough and pour in the heavy cream and half & half. Mix till just combined.
4. Flour your work surface and knead the dough 3-4 times. Roll out the dough to desired thickness and cut out biscuit shapes using a 2 & 1/2 in. biscuit cutter.
5. Bake for 20 minutes (or 15 minutes if your oven runs hot).


58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 18:32:25

    I hope these fly right into my kitchen! They look delicious!

  2. Dr. Reginia
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 18:35:59

    I would love a big break with one of those biscuits. There’s a restaurant in Atlanta called Flying Biscuit and they are delicious.

  3. Louise
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 18:48:30

    I’m just awful at baking biscuits, Yummy. I don’t know what it is. Your look absolutely lovely and your picture is stellar!

    Thank you so much for sharing…I think I’ll keep this recipe for inspiration:)

  4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 19:10:42

    Oh heavy cream does such wonders for biscuits. Looks great.

  5. Serene
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 19:30:39

    Oh, how fun is that!

    I haven’t had success at making biscuits yet, either. I’ll keep trying, though, because my partner Guy (codename: Guy 😉 LOVES them.

  6. Mother's Secret Home Recipes
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 19:55:09

    Do they have wings so that they can fly inside my tummy? Wanna some….

  7. High Heels and Good Meals
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 20:12:17

    Those biscuits can fly my way right now! YES July did fly by…Im kinda sad about it!

  8. Mary
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 21:00:45

    they look wonderful – what is the difference between a scone and a biscuit?

  9. Ronda
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 21:58:24

    Mmmmm….those sound very tasty. I am too lazy to even use the cutter I almost always make drop biscuits. I think the shape of yours looks kinda classy!

  10. Chaya
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 22:16:29

    You must share where these flew to. Maybe, their close to my house.

    Your biscuits came out pretty. I am not sure that I ever saw a pretty biscuit before. They are usually bumpy or at least, mine are.

  11. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 22:32:22

    When I was growing up, my mom made biscuits nearly every day, and I still love them with butter and jam. These look really good! 🙂

  12. JamieAnne
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 22:44:04

    These look amazing! Great “staple” recipe.

  13. Elaine
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 23:26:45

    Your biscuits look fabulous! They also must taste delicious with the addition of heavy cream.

  14. Anita Menon
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 01:00:00

    Biscuits look scrumptious..Just right with a pot of tea

  15. Three-Cookies
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 01:12:35

    They sound nice. No sugar unlike the British scones but cream instead of milk.

  16. Cakelaw
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 03:29:23

    These flying biscuits look amazing – especially with fresh blackberries.

  17. Little Inbox
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 04:37:44

    Come on, fly to me, fly to me, hehe…

  18. Joyti
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 05:09:32

    I know, can’t believe the month is over.
    And the biscuits sound delicious!

  19. Summer Rose
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 05:41:24

    First of all super cute name , and amazing biscuits!!
    I absolutely second Maris and wish they would fly to my kitchen too 🙂

  20. chunklet's mom
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 07:22:00

    these look really good! I woke up earlier than everyone else this morning, so I think I’ll make these for breakfast.

  21. Barbara
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 07:27:56

    The heavy cream is what makes your biscuits lovely! I used to make biscuits all the time for my dad. He’d eat them every day with maple syrup poured over them!

  22. spicegirlfla
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 07:56:28

    I love really good staple recipes like this. I keep scones ready to bake in my freezer but never thought out biscuits; what a great idea! Your sprinkling of a touch pf sugar on top makes this a wonderful breakfast treat!

  23. kitchen flavours
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 08:01:18

    These look good! Any chance that they’ll fly right onto my table? There’s an empty plate waiting! 🙂 The name is very cute and catchy! Would love to have some of these!

  24. forgottenbeast
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 08:11:56

    I like your goal of downsizing recipes–I always end up making huge amounts of food for one person, too. But in the case of biscuits, that would be a-okay with me! Mmm, now I’m going to be spending the day dreaming of warm biscuits slathered in jam…

  25. Parsley Sage
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 08:21:09

    Hot stuff! Those biscuits look incredible!

  26. kitchenbelleicious
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 08:42:58

    I am with Maris, I need these to fly into my kitchen too. That would say me a craving and a trip to the store! WOW

  27. saffronandhoney
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:16:38

    Looks lovely! Makes me wish for tea time:)

  28. smartfoodandfit
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:29:40

    When I saw the word “flying” I literally envisioned my kids throwing the biscuits into the air and into their mouths. This looks so good with some melted butter!

  29. rebecca
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 11:10:06

    oh love these perfect with a good cuppa

  30. bonnie from Sweet Life
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 11:30:43

    they look great!! I didn’t own a proper biscuit cutter until a few days ago!! fly fly to my kitchen, ,lol

    ps. are you on twitter?

  31. bonnie from Sweet Life
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 11:31:30

    i love these flying beauties!! perfect for my breakfast with coffee!!

  32. Food Glorious food
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 12:05:36

    Love the cute name and the yummy looking biscuit! Will try making some for my hubby with a good cuppa!

  33. vianneyrodriguez
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 14:15:37

    great biscuits!! I wish they would fly into my kitchen!!

  34. Miriam Barton
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 14:31:18

    With the cream and half&half, the recipe sounds amazing! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  35. Juliana
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 15:04:22

    Can you believe that I never baked biscuit? Maybe it is time to give a try…yours look delicious, gorgeous!
    Hope you have a fantastic week ahead 🙂

  36. Vianney Rodriguez
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 15:16:53

    great biscuits, I wish a dozen would fly over to my kitchen , perfect with my coffee!!

  37. Food,Photography & France
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 15:47:46

    Love the idea of blackberries and butter with the biscuits. Good, good taste idea.

  38. muppy
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 16:57:41

    Love them, so simple and tasty, always something you need in your kitchen

  39. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 17:00:25

    hmm i have yet to try the Flying Biscuit Cafe that is down the road from me! Ha – looks like an amazing recipe to try so thanks for sharing! maybe I will suggest lunch there with work colleagues or something now!

  40. Andi Winslow
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 18:03:01

    Love the name, wonder how that came about? they look wonderful, love biscuits heated in fry pan next day with fresh jam……………..andi

  41. Quay Po
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 20:53:14

    Once in a while, my Quay Lo crave for biscuits but he likes it with gravy and jam. This sounds like a nice “sweet” way to serve biscuits with fresh berries.

  42. Krissy
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 20:55:28

    I think your biscuit shape is beautiful. You make my hungry! Nice post.

  43. Life is Full
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 22:06:19

    I think your biscuits look perfect. Great photos too!

  44. sara
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 23:47:00

    Love the name of these biscuits! They look really delicious…yum. 🙂

  45. Pachecopatty
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 00:31:46

    I love biscuits but forget about making them, thanks for reminding me! They’re so good served with fruit in the Summer;-)

  46. claire
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 09:29:00

    they look amazing! i dont have a biscuit cutter either… what did you use?

  47. Andrea
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 12:51:45

    Totally love biscuits and yours look amazing!!

  48. jay
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 13:18:51

    any left overs dear…absolutely mouthwatery…:P
    Tasty Appetite

  49. Tiff
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 15:07:31

    I agree! July went waaaay too fast. I’d be bummed if I weren’t also looking forward to August.

  50. Beth
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 20:15:34

    What gorgeous biscuits! Proper cutter or not, they look perfect. And what a great idea to put some in the freezer.

  51. Ryan
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 21:17:39

    Yum! These looks so good– especially with the butter and fresh blackberries! Homemade biscuits are such a nice treat in the morning. I can’t believe its already August either. It will be fall before we know it (which I’m looking forward to). 🙂

  52. Inger Wilkerson
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 22:44:42

    WHen I blogged about scones, I learned that biscuits and scones are related (can’t remember the specific differences), so the sugar topping makes perfect sense. And of course looks super! Now all I need is a cool day for baking…

  53. Taylor
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 06:58:59

    I could use a good biscuit recipe…definitely going to try this one out!!

  54. Mary
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 10:53:15

    Yum–biscuits and berries! All I’d need is a blob of whipped cream and I could call it a meal.

  55. chunklet's mom
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 12:37:32

    I made the biscuits this morning, and there were super delicious!

  56. Simply Life
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 17:10:14

    oh wow! these look PERFECT!

  57. Tanvi
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 17:39:17

    These biscuits look so delicious..I especially love how you paired these with berries..yum!

  58. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 19:37:16

    These look just divine.

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