Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Throw this buttermilk biscuit recipe in your back pocket for any time you want a “sauce sopper-upper”. Oh, and speaking of buttermilk, don’t let that scare you off. Instead of fresh, I prefer to keep a can of this powdered buttermilk in the fridge. It lasts forever. For your spur of the moment biscuit baking, follow this hack with other milk and lemon juice.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories: 168kcal
These buttermilk biscuits will quickly become your favorite addition to any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner – they work for them all!
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter very cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F. Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal. It should just take a few pulses until this consistency is achieved.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined. If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it's about ½" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick. Form into a wide rectangle and cut into 10 equal sized squares.
  • Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other. If you like"crusty" sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown on top and bottom. Careful no to over bake!


  • You can make these biscuits, cut them, put them on cookie sheets and freeze them for up to a month. When you want fresh biscuits, simply place them frozen on the cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for about 20 minutes.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg