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How to make Buttermilk Biscuits
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Buttermilk Biscuits

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 174kcal


  • 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