The only Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe you'll ever need - fluffy, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits! This easy recipe requires no special equipment, and it's ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 2 cups all purpose flour see note
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons COLD unsalted butter cut into about 20 cubes
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425°F with a rack in the the upper-middle portion of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Sprinkle the cubed butter over the top. Using your fingertips (or a pastry cutter), work the butter into the flour by rubbing it quickly into small pieces. Proceed until the mixture resembles a sandy texture with pebble-sized pieces of butter (the pieces of butter will be irregularly shaped; that's fine).
Pour in the buttermilk and stir briefly with a rubber spatula. Before the flour is completely mixed in, switch to mixing by hand, kneading as you go (be careful not to over-mix; stop as soon as no streaks of flour remain).
Use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to scoop generous 1/4 cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave a couple inches of space between each portion of dough. I like to make the dough mounds fairly high, so that they have a nice height once baked. Bake for 14-17 minutes, until golden brown around the edges and light golden brown on top. Serve warm.
TO PROPERLY MEASURE FLOUR: Fluff the flour with your measuring cup, scoop a heaping portion, and level it off with the back of a knife.
TO REHEAT BISCUITS: Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and warm in a 400° oven until the exterior has crisped and the inside is warm, about 5 minutes or so.
CUT-OUT BISCUITS: Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Add a little extra flour to the dough to make it less sticky. Pat the dough into a 1.5 inch thick square, cut using a biscuit cutter. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake as directed.
Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 188mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.3mg