Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits
5 from 1 vote
Explore the art of baking buttermilk biscuits, perfecting the balance of flaky texture with rich, buttery taste. Dive into a classic that transforms simple ingredients into a delightful treat.
Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits, a beloved staple of Southern cuisine, are a delight to the senses with their fluffy texture and buttery flavor.

Originating from the American South, these biscuits have a rich history tied to traditional home cooking and comfort food. Despite their simplicity, mastering the art of making perfect buttermilk biscuits requires patience and attention to detail.

Crafting these biscuits from scratch is a rewarding endeavor that invites you to experience the joy of homemade baking. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create warm, tender biscuits that are perfect for any occasion.

Whether enjoyed as a side dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, these biscuits are sure to impress with their irresistible taste and aroma.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter before baking.


All-Purpose Flour: Provides the base for the biscuit dough, giving it structure and texture.

Baking Powder: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the biscuits rise and become light and fluffy.

Baking Soda: Helps to create a tender texture in the biscuits by reacting with the acidic buttermilk.

Salt: Enhances the flavor of the biscuits and balances the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Butter (Unsalted, Cold, Diced): Adds richness and flavor to the biscuits while also contributing to their flakiness.

Buttermilk: Provides moisture and tanginess to the dough, resulting in tender biscuits with a subtle tang.

Expert Tip: Handle the dough gently and avoid overmixing to ensure tender, flaky biscuits.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve warm buttermilk biscuits with a dollop of butter and a drizzle of honey for a simple yet indulgent treat.
  • Pair biscuits with savory dishes such as fried chicken, sausage gravy, or creamy scrambled eggs for a comforting meal.
  • Use leftover biscuits to make breakfast sandwiches or sliders filled with your favorite ingredients like bacon, cheese, and avocado.
  • Turn biscuits into a dessert by serving them with fresh berries and whipped cream or using them as a base for strawberry shortcake.

Expert Tip: Keep the butter cold and work quickly to prevent it from melting into the dough, which can result in tough biscuits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use margarine instead of butter?

While margarine can be used as a substitute for butter in some recipes, it may affect the flavor and texture of the biscuits. Butter contributes to the rich flavor and flakiness of buttermilk biscuits, so using margarine may result in slightly different results.

How do I store leftover biscuits?

Allow the leftover biscuits to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. To maintain their freshness, you can also wrap the biscuits individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to three months.

Can I freeze unbaked biscuit dough?

Yes, you can freeze unbaked biscuit dough for later use. After cutting out the biscuits, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the biscuits to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them for up to three months. When ready to bake, there’s no need to thaw the dough; simply place the frozen biscuits on a baking tray and bake as directed, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time if needed.

Can I substitute regular milk for buttermilk?

While regular milk can be used as a substitute for buttermilk in a pinch, it’s important to note that buttermilk adds a distinct tanginess and acidity to the biscuits that regular milk does not provide. To substitute, you can add one tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to one cup of milk and let it sit for a few minutes to sour before using it in the recipe.

How can I prevent my biscuits from becoming too dense?

To ensure light and fluffy biscuits, avoid overmixing the dough and handle it as little as possible. Additionally, make sure your baking powder and baking soda are fresh and active, as they are crucial for the biscuits to rise properly. Finally, be sure to preheat your oven adequately and bake the biscuits until they are golden brown and cooked through for the best results.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

by Nabeela Kauser
Explore the art of baking buttermilk biscuits, perfecting the balance of flaky texture with rich, buttery taste. Dive into a classic that transforms simple ingredients into a delightful treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 10
Calories 144 kcal


  • 250 g All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 60 g Butter Unsalted, cold and diced
  • 150 ml Buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the cold, diced butter to the dry ingredients and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  • Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 2cm and use a round cutter to cut out biscuits.
  • Place the biscuits on the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 49mgFibre: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked, Biscuits, Buttermilk, Food, Homemade, Recipe
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