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Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Learn the secrets of making southern-style buttermilk biscuits that bake up tall, fluffy, and light as a cloud. Homemade bread in 20 minutes or less!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best buttermilk biscuits, biscuits, buttermilk biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuits, homemade buttermilk biscuits
Servings: 9 two-inch diameter biscuits (approx.)
Calories: 157 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.  

  3. Whisk the dry ingredients together until combined, then cut the butter into half-inch cubes and add to the bowl.  

  4. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until the pieces of butter are no bigger than the size of a pea.  

  5. Stir in the buttermilk until a shaggy dough forms.

  6. Knead the dough with your hands a few times, to gather the dough into a ball and incorporate any flour that may be left in the bottom of the bowl.  
  7. Dust the work surface with flour, and flatten the dough to a thickness of 3/4 inch.  
  8. Dip a 2-inch diameter cutter into flour and cut rounds.  

  9. Place the rounds on the prepared baking sheet (with their sides barely touching) and bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden.

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Recipe Notes

*If using self-rising flour, the baking powder and salt may be omitted.

**To make biscuits without buttermilk, find more info above, under the heading: Can you make Homemade Biscuits without Buttermilk.

Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.