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Stacked Buttermilk Biscuits on platter
Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

The Flakiest Biscuits Ever! Moist and easy to make with only a few ingredients! Serve these biscuits for breakfast, brunch or as a side dish! Perfect for the holidays!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Buttermilk Biscuits, homemade biscuits, homemade buttermilk biscuits
Servings: 21 biscuits
Calories: 179 kcal
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (226 grams) cold
  • 4 cups flour (500 grams) plus more for work surface
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk (500 ml) cold
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Grate cold butter into a large bowl.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

  4. Mix with fingertips to combine everything. Do not overmix. The butter should remain cold and there should be visible shreds of butter in the dough.

  5. Add the buttermilk and mix gently to form a dough. Do not knead the dough. Lightly flour a working surface and transfer dough to working surface.

  6. Create Layers. Press the dough down or roll to be about half an inch thick then fold in thirds to create layers. Turn the dough horizontally and press down or roll using a rolling pin into half an inch thick. Fold in thirds and roll again 2 more times. In all, you should fold the dough 3 times.

  7. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to half an inch thick.

  8. Cut out circles from the dough with a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter or a cup with sharp ends. Do not twist or move the cutter around as you cut it. his will help the biscuits rise better!

  9. Place on prepared tray making sure the biscuits lightly touch each other.

  10. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown on top.

  11. Serve warm with jam or butter.

Recipe Notes

Number of calories is per biscuit.