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Quick & Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Updated: Apr 3, 2023


Homemade buttermilk biscuits made with just 3 ingredients. Soft on the inside buttery goodness on the outside. Biscuits are so versatile, split it open and load delicious thick and rich sausage gravy. You can fill them with butter and jam or honey. Maybe you want them with dinner to sop up that creamy gravy poured over a tender chicken breast that melts in your mouth and whipped mashed potatoes. However you want to eat your biscuits, the important thing is it's light and soft.


This quick and easy recipe will have you sitting at the table to eat in no time. Life is so busy we are always looking for the short cut to getting the meals on the table and moving to the next task at hand. Three ingredients is all it takes. I remember my mom fixing biscuits with flour, baking powder, baking soda, a little bit of sugar, lard, a pinch of salt, and buttermilk. This recipe takes out the majority of the ingredients by using self rising flour.


Did You Know?


Using frozen butter or cold butter makes the biscuits flaky and light. The cold butter will melt in the flour causing steam and allow the biscuits to produce a soft light biscuit.



Frequently Asked Questions




Can I freeze the left over biscuit dough ?

Using a airtight container, biscuit dough can be stored in the freezer up to 3. You can also store the dough in the fridge up to 5 days


Should the butter be cold or room temperature?

Cold butter makes the biscuits light, flakey, and airy. I use frozen and shred it. Warm butter do not allow moisture to release to create the light and airy texture you desire.


Why is buttermilk important for biscuits?

Buttermilk is best because the acidity, fat, contents helps the dough to rise.


Ingredients Quick & Easy Buttermilk Biscuits






8 Tbsp Butter (salted)

2 1/2 cups Self rising flour

1 cup Buttermilk















Let's Cook!


  • Preheat oven to 475° F

  • Using a grater shred 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of frozen butter.

  • Combine the shredded butter and self rising flour in the food processor.


  • Slowly add in the buttermilk


  • Remove the dough from the food processor onto floured parchment paper.

  • Do not over work the dough.

  • Divide the dough to create the biscuits.

  • Add flour to rolling pin, roll out the biscuit dough.

  • Using a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out your biscuit and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!






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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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