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Buttermilk Biscuits

These Buttermilk Biscuits are flaky and buttery, melt in your mouth delicious! Incredibly easy to make, completely from scratch and ready in 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix it all. To it add the butter cut into pieces.
  • Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, but in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk to the bowl.
  • Stir in the buttermilk until just moist and knead the dough a few times.
  • Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness, and cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter. You should get about 12 biscuits. Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with egg wash.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until nice and golden.


Nutritional information assumes 12 biscuits for this recipe. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 155mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg