Making biscuits is a simple first baking project for kids. They'll learn some basic skills (measuring, kneading, and baking). But the best part is eating (and sharing!) their fresh-baked goodies with butter and jam.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 5 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 cup milk
Kids kitchen skills:
- mixing bowls
- measuring spoons and cups
- a pastry cutter or fork
- large round cookie cutter
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 425°. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.
- Cut the butter into small chunks. Use the pastry cutter or fork to mix the butter into the dry ingredients until the dough looks crumbly.
- Pour in the milk. Stir with a fork until it forms a rough ball.
- Transfer the dough to a countertop dusted with flour. Knead the dough a few times, then shape into a large ball. Pat the dough into a thick flat circle. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick (it will double in thickness when it bakes).
- Flour the cookie cutter. Cut out the biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake the biscuits for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.