Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

You know you wanna rip into one & slather it with butter!
Eater rating: 4.6 / 5  4.6

We’re eating traditional southern fluffy buttermilk biscuits that were brushed with the lovely Nicole’s homemade butter.

I know you guys don’t hear us using southern terms like “y’all” and “fixin” all that often but that doesn’t mean we aren’t born and bred (expat) southerners who get hankerin’s for some comforting Southern soul food every now and then. Both T & I love us some good, fluffy buttermilk biscuits and when we get a craving we typically have to hook ’em up for ourselves since not too many places in San Diego do ’em right by our standards. (Urban Solace is the one exception to this – they know how to hook a sista up!) Anywho, the next time you start craving some homemade buttermilk biscuits we hope you’ll remember this post and give our recipe a try. If you try ’em and like ’em as much as we do, or even if you hate ’em, we’d love to hear how they turn out for you.

A Biscuit Recipe, by Amanda
Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp kosher salt
4 tbsp butter, very cold and cut in small cubes
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk

For Brushing
2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. It is very important to have a hot oven so do this step early and let your oven get super hot.)

Once the oven is hot, sift together the first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Next, incorporate the cold butter into the flour mixture by mashing the ingredients together using your hands, a fork or a pastry blender until it resembles a course meal with pea-sized lumps of butter and flour. If using your hands, work extra quickly so that the butter doesn't melt during the blending process.

Add the buttermilk to the mixing bowl with the flour and butter. Stir just until all the ingredients have come together in a ball of dough. (Try not to overwork the dough as this will lead to tough biscuits!)

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press or roll the dough into 1" thick circle (again, avoid over working the dough). Using a round cutter or ring mold dipped in flour, carefully cut out biscuits and place onto a sheet pan in a circle with the edges of each biscuit nearly (but not quite) touching one another and 1 biscuit situated in the middle of the circle. Loosely form the remaining dough scraps into 1 biscuit.

Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter. Place sheet pan in preheated oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Remove from oven and brush with more melted butter. Serve immediately and enjoy!

19 comments so far:

  1. Amber says:

    I love a good buttermilk biscuit. Especially with homemade sausage gravy. Breakfast of champions, that is.

    These look absolutely gorgeous, Amanda. If I can get over my phobia of bread making, I will definitely give these a go.

  2. Amanda says:

    Mmmm… homemade sausage gravy would have been the SHIT with these, Amber! Biscuits are SO easy, you must make them! You can even cheat and cut the butter into the dry ingredients by doing short pulses in a food processor until there are about pea-sized crumbs. Shiiiiit, you can even make them drop biscuits instead of cutting them into rounds. See! So simple!

  3. Michelle says:

    I’m fixin’ to camp out at your door and get me some a these biskits.

  4. Tyler says:

    Damn I left my breakfast at home, and now I’m looking at these biscuits. [walks to store and buys donuts] I kid you not I just walked to the store to buy donuts in the middle of leaving this comment. Not quite homemade biscuits, but they’re covered in chocolate and aren’t half bad.

  5. Yvonne says:

    Damn them biscuits look mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm good! I haven’t had a decent restaurant biscuit since Cracker Barrel. I will be sure to give these a whirl, as Drew has made a special request! The picture makes my mouth water that’s for sure!

  6. urban solace says:

    thanks for the compliment on our biscuits!!!

  7. Melissa says:

    I made these biscuits this past weekend for dinner. They were delicious!! I originally used Alton Browns recipe for biscuits, but I didn’t care for how they turned out. They tasted funny and something was off about them. Ever since then I have been searching for a better recipe. Yours did the trick..I’m hooked!

  8. This recipe for buttermilk biscuits is yummy.
    Thx for sharing.

  9. I love trying new biscuit recipes. This looks delicious…thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Sabine says:

    i wish mine turned out this way lol. its like an art to making these.

  11. alice says:

    made these today, xmas morning! sooooo easy and soooooo good. thank you baby jesus.

  12. Katya says:

    Mmmm, these look very appealing, something I would enjoy with my morning coffee, I think.

  13. Mansi says:

    Very yummy….:) thnx

  14. Chelsea says:

    This was a great recipe. I typically make cream biscuits (my favorite) but was looking for the right buttermilk biscuit recipe and this was it. My only criticism is that they were way too salty. I would reduce the salt by at least half, if not more, in the future. Other than that, the texture and flavor was spot on.

  15. Theresa says:

    The biscuits are great!!!!, But why do you have to use bad language, this is a puplic site, please respect the it.

  16. Amanda says:

    But Theresa – this is my ‘public’ site… and this hommie has been known to use some bad language! sorry if you don’t like it, but probably not gonna change in the near future.

  17. Barbara says:

    These look amazing! I am going to make these for a breakfast thing at work on Monday. Can anyone please tell me how many biscuits I can get out of this recipe? I’m trying to decide whether I need to double the recipe..Awesome site! Thanks.

  18. Djakata says:

    I just made theses biscuits with my kids. They were easy, quick, AND awesome. This is a keeper.

  19. Marg S says:

    To the person who complained about too much salt.
    When baking I always use unsalted butter. Cuts way down on the salt since the butter is a main ingredient.
    Can’t wait to make these biscuits