How to Cut Butter Into Flour

4 different ways to cut butter into flour for recipes like pie crusts or biscuits. The 4th method of cutting butter in flour on this list is my all time favorite kitchen tips, and also the best way to cut butter into flour if you’re wondering “what can I substitute for a pastry blender”!

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You know when a recipe, particularly something like a biscuit or scone recipe, tells you to cut the butter into the flour mixture? There are several ways you can go about doing cutting butter into flour.


1. Cut the butter into 1 tablespoon sized slices.


2. Add the flour and cold butter to the bowl of a food processor.

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