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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy, flaky and buttery, these classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are superb.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 241 kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted cold butter diced
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1-½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1-½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter into a food processor and pulse until mixture is crumbly (alternatively, this can be done in a bowl with a pastry cutter).
  • Add 1-1/4 cup buttermilk and stir with a fork just until flour is moistened. Add an additional ~1/4 cup buttermilk if mixture is too dry and crumbly.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat dough out to ¾-inch thickness. Cut with a 2- or 2½-inch biscuit cutter (push the biscuit cutter, don't twist!). Place biscuits on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450°F for 10-14 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. Makes 8-10 biscuits depending on the size biscuit cutter you use.


Calorie estimation is per biscuit.


Calories: 241kcal (12%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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