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Buttermilk Biscuits

Soup sometimes needs a little something alongside. That's why I love to mix up these simple buttermilk biscuits each time I serve soup. My family won't let me forget to do it!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits


  • 2 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk To make sour milk add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar to cup of milk and let set 1-2 minutes.


  • 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 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 or juice glass cut out 12-15 biscuits.
  • Place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes or until lightly brown.