Buttermilk Biscuits Made Simple

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Buttermilk biscuits are the ultimate southern food.  While there are many schools of thought on making them come out just right, we have a method we think is pretty much no-fail.

Here’s the recipe and watch the video for a super fast demonstration on how they’re done.
Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small dice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking pan.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl to blend.
  3. Using fingertips or a pastry blender, rub 3/4 cup chilled butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir until evenly moistened.
  5. Fold dough flat (but not too flat).
  6. Using 1/4 cup dough for each biscuit, drop biscuits onto baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake until biscuits are golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.
  8. Brush with melted butter, and let cool slightly.

Pair with our fried chicken thigh recipe to make the ultimate chicken biscuit sandwich!