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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Antara Navin
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Southern Buttermilk Biscuits RECIPE

Buttermilk Biscuits are a traditional Southern United States dish . The biscuits are baked , with a firm browned crust and a soft interior. Unlike other breads, these biscuits do not use yeast, but use baking powder and baking soda as the levelling agents. The buttermilk biscuits may be served with butter,jelly, honey,gravy or sorghum molasses.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • American
  • Baking
  • Accompaniment
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp Baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  6. 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
  7. 2 tbsp Heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Prepare a baking pan. Line it with aluminium foil and grease it.
  2. Combine and sieve together flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the cubed butter and mix it till the flour blends well with the butter. Add cold buttermilk intermittently and knead it into a smooth dough. Make sure that the dough is not dry.
  3. Using your hands, gently pat the dough out until it is 1/2 inch thickness. Fold the dough about 4 times and gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds.You can combine the scraps and gently knead them together to make a small biscuit.
  4. Place the biscuits on the prepared pan . Brush the top with cream and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter.
  5. Serve the buttermilk biscuits hot with gravy or honey.

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Puja p
Puja p   Dec-12-2018

Can you replace this with whole wheat flour?

Akarshita prasad
Akarshita prasad   Jun-16-2016

The texture looks lovely..thanks for sharing.

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