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Southern buttermilk biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits – a classic Southern breakfast staple that is flaky, buttery and fluffy delicious biscuits made with few ingredients and minimal prep time. 
Course Side
Cuisine Southern
Keyword biscuits, Southern, southern biscuit
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 10 -12 biscuits
Calories 276kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 cups ( 390 grams) all-purpose flour ( I used white lily flour, see notes 3 )
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½- 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 180 g,) butter chilled
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) chilled buttermilk


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • Quickly grate frozen butter on into the bowl of flour – grated butter ensures the fat is evenly distributed throughout the dough , making it light and fluffy. Or quickly cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs,this might take about 5 minutes.
  • Make a well in the center of the bowl and add buttermilk and stir with a wooden spoon  until it forms a rough ball , do not over mix. Let it rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured board or surface; then knead about 3-4 times- just enough for it to come together . 
  • Gently, gently pat 0r roll out  dough about 1/2″ thick. 
     Then Fold the dough. repeating the folding process about  6-8 times. This ensures flakiness. Go easy on the rolling process After folding is complete gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick, ready to be cut. 
  • Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter, or a glass to cut out the biscuits, and space them out equally across your prepared baking sheet.
  • Separate wedges and place on an un greased baking sheet. Brush with cream .
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove and serve warm.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.8mg