Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch Recipe

Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch Recipe

Learn to make these buttermilk biscuits from scratch with this recipe. Enjoying them fresh from the oven is always a special treat!
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  • Serves: 14 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Step 2

    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients to thoroughly combine.
  3. Step 3

    Cut in the ice cold butter slices using a wire pastry blender, until the mixture has the texture of coarse crumbs.
  4. Step 4

    Make a well in the center and pour in the cold buttermilk. Stir the dry ingredients into the buttermilk with a fork until a loose, sticky dough is formed. Stop as soon as the mixture comes together.
  5. Step 5

    Form into a ball and turn the dough out onto a floured work surface.
  6. Step 6

    With floured hands, pat the dough into a rectangle (about 8 x 4 in inch-thick). Fold dough in thirds (like folding a letter-sized piece of paper). Repeat this process twice more.
  7. Step 7

    On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough out about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a round biscuit cutter, and place on a parchment or silicon mat-lined baking sheet, a few inches apart. You can gather up any extra dough after cutting, and repeat to get a few more biscuits, although the texture may suffer from the extra working.
  8. Step 8

    Make a slight depression in the center of each biscuit with your thumb (to help them rise evenly). Brush the tops lightly with buttermilk.
  9. Step 9

    Bake for about 15 minutes, or until risen and golden brown.
  10. Step 10

    Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.