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Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough

Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough


Have you ever craved light and fluffy biscuits that just melt in your mouth? Look no further than Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough! This delectable recipe is the secret to achieving biscuits that are simply irresistible. So let’s dive in and discover the magic behind this culinary masterpiece.

The Secret Ingredient

What sets Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough apart from the rest? It’s the incorporation of butter into the dough. The butter creates pockets of flakiness, giving these biscuits their signature airy texture. Just like a warm hug, these biscuits will embrace your taste buds with their buttery goodness.

The Technique

Creating these heavenly biscuits requires a careful technique. Chef John recommends using cold butter and working it into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. This process helps to create those sought-after layers in the dough. Once the dough is formed, it’s important to handle it gently to maintain its flakiness.

Butter Puff Biscuit Dough – A Versatile Delight

Not only are these biscuits a delight on their own, but they also serve as a versatile base for other culinary creations. You can turn them into savory breakfast sandwiches, serve them alongside a hearty soup, or even transform them into sweet strawberry shortcakes. The possibilities are endless!

Breakfast Sandwiches

Imagine biting into a warm, buttery biscuit filled with crispy bacon, a perfectly cooked egg, and a slice of gooey cheese. It’s a breakfast dream come true! With Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough, you can easily create these mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches that will have you jumping out of bed in the morning.

Hearty Soup Pairings

There’s nothing quite like dipping a flaky biscuit into a piping hot bowl of soup. With its light and airy texture, Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough is the ideal companion for your favorite soups. Whether it’s a comforting chicken noodle soup or a rich and creamy tomato bisque, these biscuits will elevate your soup experience to a whole new level.

Strawberry Shortcakes

Indulge in a classic dessert by transforming Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough into sweet strawberry shortcakes. Simply slice the biscuits in half, fill them with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, and enjoy a heavenly treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.


Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough is a game-changer when it comes to creating light and fluffy biscuits. The incorporation of butter and the careful technique used in the recipe result in biscuits that are simply irresistible. Whether you’re enjoying them on their own or using them as a base for other culinary creations, these biscuits are guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to make Chef John’s Butter Puff Biscuit Dough?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare the dough and another 15 minutes to bake the biscuits.

2. Can I use margarine instead of butter in this recipe?

While butter is recommended for the best flavor and texture, you can use margarine as a substitute. However, keep in mind that the taste and texture may vary.

3. Can I freeze the dough for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the dough for up to 3 months. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer.

4. Can I add other ingredients to the dough, such as cheese or herbs?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add your favorite ingredients to the dough. Cheese, herbs, and even bacon bits can take these biscuits to the next level.

5. Can I make mini biscuits instead of regular-sized ones?

Yes, you can make smaller biscuits by adjusting the size of the dough portions. Just keep in mind that the baking time may be shorter for mini biscuits.

6. How should I store the baked biscuits?

Once cooled, store the baked biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

7. Can I reheat the biscuits?

Absolutely! To reheat the biscuits, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through.

8. Can I use this dough for sweet pastries?

Yes, this dough can be used for both savory and sweet pastries. Simply adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe to suit your taste.

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Chef John's Butter Puff Biscuit Dough

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup of cold water (or adjust as needed)
  • 7 tablespoons of frozen unsalted butter


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine self-rising flour and cold water.
  • Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer and knead the mixture for about 2 minutes until a soft, slightly elastic dough forms.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle, using only enough flour to prevent sticking.
  • Grate about 4 tablespoons of frozen butter onto the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
  • Place a sheet of floured plastic wrap, floured side down, onto the butter and gently press the butter into the dough.
  • Carefully remove the plastic wrap.
  • Fold 1/3 of the dough over the middle third, then fold the remaining 1/3 over the middle to create a tri-fold with 2 layers of butter.
  • Roll out the dough again into a rectangle, brushing off any excess flour.
  • Perform another tri-fold with the dough.
  • Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1 inch.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  • Place the chilled dough on a floured surface and roll it into a rectangle.
  • Perform another tri-fold with the dough.
  • Roll out the
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