Buttermilk Biscuits

The first thing that comes out of my husband’s mouth when I say I’m making soup is, “biscuits too?” “yes of course I am” I reply….but he never fails to ask. He’s right, soup can feel boring without a fluffy homemade biscuit on the side!

The biscuit problem can be very real! Some are made with Crisco, some with sour cream, milk, buttermilk. Some sweet, and some not.

The ultimate problem for me is sticky dough, oh, I just can’t stand it! Some recipes I would end up with more dough on my hands than on the cookie sheet! So I worked with different recipes to create this one, and the family loves it! See how clean my hands are? That’s success!
This recipe is quick, easy, and can be mixed up in just a few minutes, with dough free hands….. just how I like it.


Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda with a wooden spoon.
  • Cut in 1 stick very cold butter with a pastry cutter Buy a pastry cutter here until butter is pea size. (you could also use a fork)
  • Add buttermilk and stir in with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat out until it’s about an inch and a half high.
  • Using a circular biscuit cutter Buy biscuit cutters here or juice glass cut out 12-15 biscuits.
  • Place on an un-greased  cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes or until lightly brown.


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