Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe – Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe – Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

The BEST Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe ever! Our high-rise biscuits are easy to make and result in the most buttery and delicious snack! We love drizzling them with honey, jam, and using them for breakfast sandwiches! We promise you won’t be disappointed with these homemade biscuits!

Homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe with honey on top.

We love Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits! They’re easy to make, delicious and always a crowd pleaser. Our recipe yields tall biscuits with a crisp outer layer and soft buttery, salty layers on the inside.

We love eating our biscuits plain, with jam, honey, more soft butter, and smothered in sausage gravy. Perfection.

Buttermilk biscuits close up stacked.

How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuit ingredients on a counter.
  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Pour flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl and whisk together.  
  2.  Add butter and evenly mix into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly, use your fingers to help distribute bits of butter throughout the flour.
Buttermilk biscuit dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
Cutting in butter in a buttermilk biscuit dough.
  1. Add buttermilk and stir until dough just comes together.
  2. Turn dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and pat together into 11/2 inch thick square.
Buttermilk biscuit dough in a glass bowl.
Buttermilk biscuit dough formed into a slab.
  1. Cut square in middle and place one slab directly over other.
  2. Roll into 1 1/2 inch thick square.
Buttermilk biscuit dough cut in half and placed on top of one another.
Buttermilk biscuit dough rolled into a slab.
  1. Cut down the middle in the other direction, then place one slab directly over other again and roll into 1 1/2 inch thick square.
  2. Cut out 8 biscuits, only using a single up and down cut for each biscuit (so no sawing the dough), trimming any crumbling ends, if needed.
Buttermilk biscuit dough layered.
Buttermilk biscuit dough cut into rectangles.
  1. Transfer each biscuit to a parchment lined baking sheet spaced 1 inch apart. Brush tops with melted butter and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from refrigerator and bake biscuits for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown . Remove biscuits from oven and cool until warm. Serve.
Buttermilk biscuit dough on a baking sheet being brushed with melted butter.
Buttermilk biscuit baked on a baking sheet.
Buttermilk biscuits with honey and butter.

Why Freeze and Grate Butter for Our Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

We learned this freezing and grating trick years ago. We love it and think it’s one of the most effective and brilliant homemade biscuit making tips! Grating butter is the easiest and quickest way to get uniform bits of butter into the flour mixture.

Freezing the butter ensures your butter is nice and cold and it also makes grating the butter mush easier! We use the coarse side of a simple box grater and it works wonderfully!

Tips for Making the BEST Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Stacking and rolling the biscuit dough out a couple times will create more buttery layers. This will result in tall, soft biscuits!
  • Use a single up/down cutting motion to cut the biscuit dough (instead of a back and forth sawing motion). This will also help the layer rise as they bake, creating tall biscuits.
  • Keeping the butter very cold will also help create the delicious layers within the biscuits.
  • If you notice your butter getting warm and soft as it’s stirred into the flour mixture, just pop the entire bowl into the freezer for about 10 minutes to stiffen the butter up again.
A stack of buttermilk biscuits in a kitchen.

Freezing Instructions

Our biscuit recipe freezes very well both pre and post baking. To freeze our biscuits pre-bake, line biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart and freeze solid. Transfer frozen biscuits to a resealable freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and seal. Freeze pre-baked biscuits for up to 3 months. To bake, transfer frozen biscuits to a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and bake according to the recipe instructions, adding 3-4 minutes to the baking time.

To freeze our biscuits post-bake, cool biscuits completely. Then line biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart and freeze solid. Individually wrap each frozen biscuit in plastic wrap before transferring to a resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat, unwrap biscuits and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350˚F for about 15 minutes or until biscuits have heated through completely.

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Homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe with honey on top.

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The BEST Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe ever! Our high-rise biscuits are easy to make and result in the most buttery and delicious snack! We love drizzling them with honey, jam, and using them for breakfast sandwiches! We promise you won’t be disappointed with these homemade biscuits!

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Preheat oven to 450˚F. Pour flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl and whisk together.  

  •  Add butter and evenly mix into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly, use your fingers to help distribute bits of butter throughout the flour.

  • Add buttermilk and stir until dough just comes together.

  • Turn dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and pat together into 11/2 inch thick square.

  • Cut square in middle and place one slab directly over other.

  • Roll into 1 1/2 inch thick square.

  • Cut down the middle in the other direction, then place one slab directly over other again and roll into 1 1/2 inch thick square.

  • Cut out 8 biscuits, only using a single up and down cut for each biscuit (so no sawing the dough), trimming any crumbling ends, if needed.

  • Transfer each biscuit to a parchment lined baking sheet spaced 1 inch apart, brush tops with melted butter and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  • Remove from refrigerator and bake biscuits for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown . Remove biscuits from oven and cool until warm. Serve.

  NOTES  

**Recipe makes 8 biscuits (each biscuit is 1 serving)** Tips for Making the BEST Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Stacking and rolling the biscuit dough out a couple times will create more buttery layers. This will result in tall, soft biscuits!
  • Use a single up/down cutting motion to cut the biscuit dough (instead of a back and forth sawing motion). This will also help the layer rise as they bake, creating tall biscuits.
  • Keeping the butter very cold will also help create the delicious layers within the biscuits.
  • If you notice your butter getting warm and soft as it’s stirred into the flour mixture, just pop the entire bowl into the freezer for about 10 minutes to stiffen the butter up again.
Freezing Instructions Our biscuit recipe freezes very well both pre and post baking. To freeze our biscuits pre-bake, line biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart and freeze solid. Transfer frozen biscuits to a resealable freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and seal. Freeze pre-baked biscuits for up to 3 months. To bake, transfer frozen biscuits to a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and bake according to the recipe instructions, adding 3-4 minutes to the baking time. To freeze our biscuits post-bake, cool biscuits completely. Then line biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart and freeze solid. Individually wrap each frozen biscuit in plastic wrap before transferring to a resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat, unwrap biscuits and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350˚F for about 15 minutes or until biscuits have heated through completely.

Calories: 480kcal Carbohydrates: 50g Protein: 8g Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 17g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 829mg Potassium: 126mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 858IU Calcium: 178mg Iron: 3mg

CUISINE: American

KEYWORD: homemade biscuits

COURSE: Breakfast, brunch, Snack

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