The Best Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

These homemade buttermilk biscuits are super easy to prepare with just 5 ingredients. If you love your biscuit with a buttery texture and loads of soft, flakey layers, then you have to try this recipe!

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What you need:

All purpose flour

Baking soda





Baking powder

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.


Add the unsalted butter pieces to the flour mixture and use a pastry blender or your hands to mix them.


When the butter is completely mixed with the flour, add ¾ cup of the buttermilk and mix until just combined - do not overmix. If the mixture is not very wet, add a bit more buttermilk.


Transfer the biscuit dough to a heavily floured surface and flatten it with your hands to form a rectangle about ½ inch thick. Fold the biscuit dough over onto itself several times, then pat out to a thickness of about 1 inch.


Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits.


Place them on the lined baking sheet and brush the tops with leftover buttermilk or melted butter.


Bake biscuits in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the flaky biscuits have risen. Remove the baked biscuits from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.


Serve the warm biscuits with butter and jam.

Cooking Tips

Brush your uncooked biscuits with remaining buttermilk or melted butter to achieve crispy biscuit edges and golden color. You can also use honey butter for a sweeter glaze.


To make sure the butter stays cold while mixing it into the flour, cut it into cubes and then freeze them for 30 minutes.


Once the dough just about comes together, it is time to fold it on the work surface. The biscuits will become dense if the dough is worked too much.


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