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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
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4.5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best biscuits, biscuits, bread, homemade biscuits, southern biscuits
Calories: 3260kcal
Author: Diane @recipesforourdailybread


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TB baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 4 TB of melted butter to brush on top after removing from the oven


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Melt a 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter in a cast-iron skillet or a cast-iron biscuit pan or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • GRATE the butter directly into the flour.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture. Combine the butter and the flour until the mixture has very fine crumbles.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and add the buttermilk and half and half.
  • Combine all the ingredients until it forms a soft ball. I like to use my hands to form the ball.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface of the dough and the rolling pin.
  • Roll dough out to 3/4 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter.
  • Don't forget to flour the biscuit cutter. When you cut out a biscuit, turn the cookie cutter only 1/4 of a turn.
  • Melt three tablespoons of butter in the cast iron skillet in the oven.
  • Place in the cast iron skillet or cookie sheet.
  • Bake 350 F degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.
  • Makes 12 biscuits in 12-inch skillet.


Calories: 3260kcal | Carbohydrates: 363g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 182g | Saturated Fat: 113g | Cholesterol: 525mg | Sodium: 3767mg | Potassium: 3239mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 6045IU | Calcium: 1487mg | Iron: 19.4mg