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breakfast biscuit sandwich

Heavy Cream Biscuits

  • Author: Elyse Villa
  • Yield: 8-9 biscuits 1x


Flakey, tender, and ridiculously rich, these biscuits are perfect for breakfast sandos, slathered in honey and butter, or eaten solo.


  • 1 3/4C heavy cream
  • 1T + 1t apple cider vinegar
  • 4C all-purpose flour
  • 1T + 1t baking powder
  • 2 1/4t kosher salt
  • 2t granulated sugar
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1C unsalted butter, cold and either diced or grated (see note above)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the heavy cream and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
  4. Add the butter and begin working it into the flour with your hands until you are left with pea-sized pieces. (If you are using grated butter, gently work it in and give the pieces gentle squeezes, so all the pieces are coated in flour.)
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the heavy cream mixture. Using a spatula, begin incorporating the cream.
  6. Once you have a shaggy mess, dump it onto a clean surface. Use your hands to pile your mess into a mountain and then the palms of your hands to press it down. Do this two or three times, or until you don’t have much loose, unhydrated flour.
  7. Pat your dough into a rectangle about 1″ thick. Cut the rectangle into 4 sections and then stack these sections on top of each other. Smash the whole thing down until you have a 1″ thick rectangle again.
  8. Use a 3″ cookie cutter to stamp out the biscuits (I have a small plate of flour on the side to dip my cutter in). Pat together any scrap pieces to recut.
  9. Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper. Set your biscuits close to each other and pop them in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  10. Let the biscuits cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and enjoy them right away. These biscuits can keep tightly wrapped for about a day or two, but they really are the best the day they are made.

Keywords: biscuits, heavy cream biscuits