Lazy Biscuits for Two

Some days, you just need a biscuit.


But some days also call for pajamas at 6:30 pm, breakfast for dinner, and making your lunch while you’re making your dinner so you have one less thing to do later.

These biscuits are for those days.

The days when you really don’t feel like doing anything at all: not cooking, not washing dishes, not sorting the mail, not checking your email.


These biscuits were made for one reason – I was super lazy last weekend. Nick asked for biscuits Saturday morning to have with breakfast and it was the very last thing I wanted to do.

So instead of trying to find something else to make for breakfast….I put all my hard earned lazy-skills to the test to see just how fast and easy I could make biscuits.


My only requirements for this batch?

1. I only wanted to make 4 or 5 biscuits – just enough for breakfast that day, because the leftovers never really get eaten. Biscuits are best right when they’re baked. Period.

2. I did NOT want to have to roll or pat out the dough and cut out the biscuits like normal. Why? Because I. was. feeling. super. lazy and did not want to cover my counter in flour OR have to clean up after myself. So, no rolling the dough and no biscuit cutter.


Welcome to lazy biscuit world. These turned out great!

They’re not super tall and fluffy since I didn’t pat out the dough and cut them, but that’s not what we were after. We just wanted buttery, crispy edged-tender-inside biscuits with breakfast. And these delivered.

They would make perfect biscuits and gravy biscuits, too – soft with just a little bit of chew.

Next time you need just a few biscuits OR you want to keep your counters flour-free? I’ve got you covered.


Free Form Biscuits for Two

Makes: 4 biscuits


  • 1 cup flour, plus 1/2 cup flour, divided
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup of flour with the baking powder, salt, and honey.
  3. Dice the butter and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter / two forks / or your hands, working it until the large pieces of butter are incorporated and the mixture feels like cornmeal.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour and butter mix and pour in the buttermilk. Gently mix together with a fork, just until the dough comes together. If you still have some dry flour, add a little more buttermilk. Your dough should be fairly sticky.
  5. Dump the other 1/2 cup of flour in a shallow bowl.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Scoop one piece of the dough and drop it in the flour, rolling it gently to cover each side with a bit of flour. Shake off the extra flour and set the biscuit on a baking sheet. Repeat with the last 3 biscuits.
  7. Bake at 425 for 11-13 minutes or until the biscuits are golden.

28 Responses to “Lazy Biscuits for Two”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Mmm these are such a great idea!

  2. #
    Lauren — July 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Warm biscuits and jam…nothing sounds more perfect than that.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — July 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I love warm biscuits right out of the oven! These look seriously perfect. Pinning this recipe, for sure. :)

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Okay, so first of all, I always make my lunch at the same time as I’m making my dinner…but this is usually so I only have to do one batch of dishes (by hand) that evening. So double laziness, really.

    And second of all, YAY for super easy, scaled down biscuit recipes! I’m totally down for that, for breakfast, dinner, or both. :)

    • admin replied: — July 11th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      double laziness is not necessarily a bad thing…

  5. #
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — July 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    NICE! These look great!! I totally agree about leftovers too — love that this only makes a few! :)

  6. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    That’s biscuits for one in my house :)

    • admin replied: — July 11th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      ha! same here, some days. especially if gravy is involved.

  7. #
    Cait's Plate — July 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Love this! There are somedays I don’t want to do the whole batch and this is just perfect for that :)

  8. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — July 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I need a biscuit. NOW. Maybe 2 ; ) xoxo

  9. #
    SueP — July 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Next time, make biscuits for 3 and I’ll be over.

    Those look so. good.

    • admin replied: — July 18th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      just let me know and it’ll be enough for 3!

  10. #
    janetha [meals & moves] — July 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    what a simple recipe! although i think i’d eat the whole thing myself :) i love biscuits.

  11. #
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — July 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Wow – I’m speechless (and inspired to make these right now). So making these this weekend. My biscuit cutters will be quite miffed but they’ll survive ;)

  12. #
    Jes — July 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I’ve definitely had a few lazy biscuit days :) Nothing like a fresh one out of the oven!

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — July 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Oooh I can’t remember the last time that I had a biscuit, but these look fantastic! I’m very impressed that you made biscuits for your husband when you were feeling lazy!

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    Shannon — July 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    love the crispy edges :) and finally, a recipe that doesn’t serve an army!! we all know they’re best fresh!

    • admin replied: — July 18th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      exactly! we don’t always need 15 biscuits.

  15. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Pajamas at 6:30 sounds decent to me. I have pajamas on every minute that I’m at home, unless people come over. Then I grumpily change.

    But these biscuits look delicious. I made something similar today but I was stubborn and used all whole wheat and no sugar. I wish I would have seen this recipe in time!

    • admin replied: — July 18th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      me too! pajamas for life.

  16. #
    Babu — July 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I write a column for my local paper and would LOVE to incdule this recipe. I will give you and your website credit. Would that be okay?Warmest Regards,Beth

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    Zoe — April 1, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made these and I’m in heaven!

    • brandi replied: — April 10th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      so glad you liked them!

  18. #
    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — April 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    haha now that’s my kind of biscuit making! I’ll be making these next time we make biscuits and gravy

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    LLLoves2Cook — June 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

    PERFECT! Buttered and drizzled with honey…heaven.

  20. #
    Flo WAIS — June 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Can I use milk in place of the buttermilk

    • Brandi replied: — June 5th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Hi there! You can use regular milk, but I would add a splash of lemon juice (so you still have the little bit of tang you normally get from buttermilk). And I wouldn’t use skim milk. You need some additional fat, so whole or 2% would work better.


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