Easy buttermilk biscuits are tender, flaky biscuits and are easier to make than you think! Top these homemade buttermilk biscuits with your favorite jam or honey or enjoy as a breakfast sandwich or dipped into your favorite soup!
There is something about using buttermilk that creates a wonderfully sweet yet tangy flavor to baked goods. It is my go-to choice when making pancakes and most of all biscuits.
Quick Buttermilk Biscuits
Whether you like the rolled out, patted, or drop variety, biscuits add that down-home comfort level like no other.
Create your next egg sandwich on one and I guarantee your toast days are over.
Best tools for making buttermilk biscuits
When it comes to making tender biscuits, the proper tools really do help. However, if you don't have biscuit cutters, a wide mouth jar or glass will work!
- Biscuit Cutters– As I mentioned above, you can get a set of biscuit cutters with or without handles (these are good for cookies too- like our Classic sugar cookies). If you don't have them, use the mouth of a drinking glass!
- Pastry Brush– Used for brushing egg-wash or butter on baked goods or meats.
- Rolling Pin– I have a few rolling pins, but not this Joseph Joeseph one (yet!). I like it because by using the measuring discs on the ends, it rolls the perfect dough thickness. No more guessing!
- Bench Scraper– I use this all the time for cutting dough and scraping the scraps off the counter. It's a very handy kitchen gadget for sure!
- Pastry Cutter– My number one tool for making biscuits or the best scones on the planet!
Here is a very simple recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits for you to enjoy!
Ingredients for buttermilk biscuits
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Kosher salt
- Butter, chilled, and cubed
How to make easy buttermilk biscuits
First, be sure to preheat oven to 400 degrees to get it nice and hot. This will help activate the baking powder and layers of butter to make biscuits rise and ultra fluffy.
In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
Add very cold salted or unsalted butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
Pour in the buttermilk and stir gently until soft ball forms.
Turn biscuit dough out onto lightly floured surface and gently knead 8-10 times. Do not over-work the dough or your biscuits will be tough.
Pat dough out into circle or rectangle that is about 1/2 -inch thick
Using 3-inch circle cutter, square cutter or mouth of glass, cut out biscuits.
Place cut outs onto parchment lined baking tray.
Brush buttermilk on top of each biscuit with pastry brush.
Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes.
Serve with butter, honey or jam.
Serving ideas for fresh biscuits
Nothing beats tearing open a hot biscuit from the oven and giving it a healthy spread of butter. But, there are other ways to enjoy them too.
If you like sweet biscuits, make them into strawberry shortcakes! My friend Mel makes my favorite old fashioned strawberry shortcake recipe with homemade whipped cream. Yum!
Biscuits are also famous for being the vessel to enjoy biscuits and sausage gravy, a creamy white sauce with cooked sausage ladled over tender baked biscuits.
Also try topping with
- Peanut butter
- Herbs and spices
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 6 Tbsp. butter, chilled and cubed
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
- Add butter and cut in with pastry cutter or two knives until mixture looks like bread crumbs.
- Add in buttermilk and stir gently until soft ball forms.
- Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times.
- Pat out into circle or rectangle that is about 1/2 -inch thick
- Using a 3-inch circle cutter, square cutter or mouth of glass, cut out biscuits.
- Place cut outs onto parchment lined baking tray.
- Brush buttermilk on top of each biscuit with pastry brush.
- Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes.
- Serve with butter, honey or jam.
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Serving Size:1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Original post: 5/14/14