Sunday, August 4, 2013

Buttermilk Biscuits

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These buttermilk biscuits are a family favorite and I've been making them for years.

I make them for breakfast and dinner alike because they go with anything or just by themselves :)

They are so light and tender and delicious that everyone always asks for more!

Biscuit making is really very easy. The trick is just like with pie dough you don't want to overmix your dough or the biscuits will turn into hockey pucks, lol

Here’s what you need:
4 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
12 Tbs. butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, & salt in a bowl.
Add butter pieces and cut into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or knife until it is crumble and resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the buttermilk and mix lightly with a fork then your fingers until combined, DO NOT OVERMIX or the biscuits will be tough. The dough will be slightly sticky.

Place a piece of parchment on the counter, sprinkle lightly with flour and dump the biscuit mixture into the middle.
Pat into a large circle about 10 inch in diameter and 1-1/2 inches high.  
Using a biscuit cutter, cut 2-3 inch biscuits.  I use a 3 inch cutter and get 12 biscuits.
You can also pat the dough into a rectangle and just cut them into squares. Either way they taste delicious!
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until golden brown

Best served hot, with butter and jam.

Serves 12 - 16

Here's the handy printable - Buttermilk Biscuits


  1. I've never made such biscuits. They are looking wonderful!!
    Very easy to make and I'm saving the recipe

    1. Winnie, they are so easy and light. Perfect with some homemade jam :)

  2. I've always wanted to make these but never have. Thanks for making it look easy!

    1. Diane,
      These are super easy to make and everyone loves them :) Give it a try and let me know how they turn out :)

  3. I saw this recipe and it makes me want a biscuit right now!

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