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Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Flaky buttery buttermilk biscuits made from scratch 


  • 2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, cubed
  • 1 C Buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees
  • Cube butter and pop in the freezer until ready to use
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until its in pea sized pieces. Then use your fingers to squish some of the butter pieces into flat discs.
  • Make a well in the flour butter mixture and pour in the buttermilk.
  • Gently stir together until it’s just barely combined.
  • Roll out on a well floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Dust with a small amount of flour, fold.
  • Repeat for 4-5 folds then roll to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut using a 2 1/4 in biscuit cutter.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 475 for 8 minutes.
  • Remove biscuits, brush with melted butter.
  • Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with honey butter, sausage gravy, etc..