Buttermilk Biscuits

Every time I make a batch of buttermilk biscuits, the family hovers around the kitchen. The moment I pull them out of the oven, they are all there, like vultures wanting them while the biscuits are still warm. I can’t blame them though because buttermilk biscuits are best hot and freshly baked. Spread some butter and jam on them while they are warm and you may need to make another batch right away. Buttermilk biscuits are great for breakfast, brunch and even dinner. Pour sausage gravy on them, dip them in some soup or chili, or just have them on their own with a cup of tea, these biscuits are light flaky and delicious.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Steve Cylka


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter , cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cups + 2 tbsp buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sift the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter.
  • Pour in buttermilk and gently knead together with your hands. Do not over knead or else the biscuits do not rise much.
  • Pat onto a floured surface into a circle about one inch thick.
  • Using a biscuit cutter or a wide glass, cut out biscuits.
  • Place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 16 minutes or until they just start to brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. I have never really made fresh biscuits. You inspire me just do it. These look fantastic. 🙂

  2. These are beautiful! I made biscuits last week for the first time since I moved to Australia (18 years ago). I was craving some Americanization and they hit the spot. I didn’t use buttermilk but I will give it a try next time.

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