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Copycat KFC Biscuits

Copycat KFC Biscuits~ Only 6 ingredients needed to have a high risen, soft and buttery biscuit better than KFC hot out of the oven in under a 15-minutes baking time.

Serve these tasty biscuits with my popular Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast, or my delicious Slow Cooker Ham and crispy Broccoli Salad for a delicious meal.

These light and fluffy Copycat Biscuits taste amazing smothered in butter, or jelly, also delicious with gravy. While everyone loves the KFC Fried Chicken, coleslaw, we especially love the biscuits. This Copycat recipe is even better than the takeout side.

Just look at those layers! Be careful not to overmix your dough, you will want to get a fluffy biscuit. Just follow these directions. They will be a perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner.

How many biscuits does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 12 biscuits.

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What is the best biscuit cutter?

I used a 3-inch biscuit cutter like these.

 

Check the dates on your ingredients for the self-rising flour.

How to tell if the Self Rising Flour is still good?

Rub a bit between your fingers; the self-rising flour will feel a little gritty. The other way to tell is to taste it – the self-rising flour will be salty. If your taste buds are working well you will be able to taste the difference.

 

How can I substitute self-rising flour?

Use 1 cup pastry flour, 1½ teaspoons baking soda and ½ teaspoon fine sea salt to replace 1 cup self-rising flour.
 

 

What is the best way to store these biscuits?

Cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent drying out. Properly stored, freshly baked biscuits will last for about 1 to 2 days at room temperature.

Nettie’s Tips:

  • Use really cold butter and cut it first. Once you cut, put it back in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Flour the pastry cutter and the biscuit cutter.
  • If you don’t have a pastry cutter, use a fork. If you don’t have a biscuit cutter use a mason jar.
  • Do not twist the pastry cutter or biscuit cutter. Twisting will seal the flour and the biscuits won’t rise that much.
  • The biscuit dough shouldn’t be really wet but it should still be sticky and pull away from the side of the bowl.
  • If the dough seems dry, add a tablespoon of Buttermilk at a time until it gets sticky again.

 

What if I don’t have Buttermilk?

You can make your own: Pour milk into a glass measuring cup. Add distilled white vinegar OR lemon juice and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before use. The milk will thicken. Use as you would in a recipe that calls for buttermilk.

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and then add in the butter and using a fork, cut the butter in until only small pieces remain.
  3. Mix in the buttermilk until all ingredients are in a ball of dough.
  4. Knead dough 4-5 times on a floured surface and then roll out to ½ an inch thickness.
  5. Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Brush the top of biscuits with melted butter.

 

Serves 12

What You’ll Need to Make Copycat KFC Biscuits

  • baking sheet that can fit all of the biscuit dough.
  • Biscuit cutter is so helpful so that you get evenly sized biscuits.
  • Parchment paper helps to lift biscuits from the pan so that they don’t fall apart.
  • pastry cutter helps to cut the butter into the flour. Two knives or forks work great too.
  • pastry brush brushes on melted butter on the biscuits when they are hot out of the oven.

 

Mix the dry ingredients and then add in the butter and using a fork, cut the butter in until only small pieces remain.

 

Mix in the buttermilk until all ingredients are in a ball of dough.

 

Knead dough 4-5 times on a floured surface and then roll out to ½ an inch thickness.

Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter.

Bake for 12-14 minutes. Brush the top of biscuits with melted butter.

 

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Copycat KFC Biscuits
Yield: 12 biscuits

Copycat KFC Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and then add in the butter and using a fork, cut the butter in until only small pieces remain.
  3. Mix in the buttermilk until all ingredients are in a ball of dough.
  4. Knead dough 4-5 times on a floured surface and then roll out to ½ an inch thickness.
  5. Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Brush the top of biscuits with melted butter.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 303Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 42mgSodium 847mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 5g
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