How to Make Biscuits with Just Flour and Water

Biscuits made with Just Flour and Water

There are few things more satisfying than a warm, flaky biscuit. And while you may not think it’s possible to make biscuits without milk or butter, I am here to tell you that it is! All you really need is just flour and water. With just a few simple ingredients and some elbow grease, you can have homemade biscuits that are perfect for any occasion. So, if you are wondering how to make biscuits with just flour and water…keep reading to find out!



How to Make Biscuits with Just Flour and Water

self rising flour for biscuits

Most biscuit recipes use flour, eggs, milk, and butter, but you can also make delicious flaky biscuits using just flour and water. Keep reading to get to our easy recipe below.


Variation Ideas

Freshly-baked Southern biscuits on a chopping board.

Biscuits made with just flour and water are yummy, but here are a few ways to kick these simple biscuits up a notch.

  • Sweet: There are many ways to add sweetness to biscuits made with flour and water. One way is to add sugar or honey to the dough before baking. This will give the biscuits a sweeter flavor. Another way is adding dried fruits like raisins, mulberries, or chocolate chips to the dough. This will give the biscuits a more decadent flavor. You can experiment with different variations of sweetness in order to find the perfect flavor for your biscuit recipe.
  • Butter: Who knew that something as simple as adding butter could make such a big difference in biscuits made with just flour and water? Add a few tablespoons of butter to the dough if you are feeling adventurous.
  • Herbs: There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding herbs to biscuits. Rosemary, thyme, and sage work well together, giving the biscuits a savory flavor.
  • Cheese: Cheese adds flavor to your biscuits and makes them moister and tender. Try adding some shredded cheddar to your biscuit dough.
  • Milk: Adding milk to the biscuit dough instead of water will change the texture of the biscuits. They will be more tender and moist than biscuits made with just flour and water.


How to serve biscuits made with just flour and water

These biscuits are versatile; you can serve them with almost everything. These are perfect appetizers, snacks, or side dishes and go well with different soups, stews, and dips. They are also perfect for breakfast with some tea and honey.


How to store biscuits made with just flour and water

Here are some tips on how to store your biscuits to keep them fresh and delicious.

  • Biscuits should be stored in an airtight container. This will keep them from drying out or becoming stale.
  • If you’re planning on storing them for more than a few days, you can also wrap them in wax paper or foil before placing them in the container.
  • It’s important to keep biscuits away from heat and moisture. That means they shouldn’t be stored near the stove, oven, or refrigerator. A cool, dry pantry is the best spot for them.
  • With proper storage, biscuits will stay fresh for about one week. After that, they’ll start to lose their flavor and texture.


How to Make Biscuits with Just Flour and Water

Biscuits made with Just Flour and Water

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ½ tsp. salt (optional)


  1. Prepare oven and preheat to 450F. Also, prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet by lightly greasing it with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, add salt and self-rising flour, and mix well. Then create a well in the center and pour water. Mix all the ingredients until it becomes a loose dough. Remember not to overmix.
  3. Once all the ingredients are well combined, start kneading the dough; fold and knead over the dough 5 times.
  4. Then place the dough on a surface. Lightly dust it with flour. Roll the dough gently until it is 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into round circles using a biscuit or cookie cutter, and arrange the circles on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to keep them spaced out so they do not overlap.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the edges start to get brown.
  6. Once done, remove from oven, and allow to cool for some time.
  7. Serve and enjoy.


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Written by Laurie Graves

Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.