Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe: A Southern Classic

Homemade buttermilk biscuits are a true labor of love, a comforting embrace from the past that still holds the power to bring joy to the present. This classic Southern recipe reveals the secrets to achieving light, fluffy biscuits with a golden-brown crust and a tender, buttery crumb. Elevate your breakfast game and create new memories with a batch of these heartwarming biscuits.
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Freshly baked buttermilk biscuits on a cooling rack

A Pinch of Love

As a little girl, I always looked forward to the moment when Maw-Maw would leave a small piece of biscuit dough for me to shape into my own “baby” biscuit. Those simple moments of connection and shared love for baking left an indelible mark on my heart. Now, as I make these biscuits in my own kitchen, I’m reminded of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting memories.

Biscuits, from My Heart to Yours

Homemade buttermilk biscuits are a true labor of love, a comforting embrace from the past that still holds the power to bring joy to the present. I hope this buttermilk biscuit recipe inspires you to create your own special moments in the kitchen, sharing the warmth and love of freshly baked biscuits with those dear to you. As the aroma fills your home, may it also fill your heart with the sweet nostalgia of cherished memories and the promise of new ones yet to be made.

Happy baking, and may your kitchen always be a place of love and comfort!

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A Taste of Nostalgia

With this easy buttermilk biscuit recipe. you can experience the magical aroma of these freshly baked buttermilk biscuits wafting through your own kitchen. These comforting Southern classics have a special place in my heart, evoking cherished memories of my grandmother’s loving touch. Maw-Maw’s biscuits were the stuff of legends – light, fluffy, and always served with an array of delectable accompaniments. Those Saturday mornings, filled with the warmth of family and the joy of simple pleasures, have forever shaped my love for baking and the nostalgia that comes with it.


The Secret Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (I prefer Wheat Montana Premium All-Purpose)
  • 1/4 cup sugar or no-calorie sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, frozen
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs

The Art of Biscuit Making

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and butter a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar (or sweetener), baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Using a hand-held grater, grate the frozen butter into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently toss the grated butter with the flour mixture until evenly distributed.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs until smooth.
  5. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently with a fork until a soft dough forms.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently, just until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky.
  7. Pat the dough out to a thickness of about 2 inches (roughly, 5 cm) and use a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass to cut out biscuits. Dust the top with a bit of flour.
  8. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one. Brush the tops with melted butter.
  9. Bake for 14 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the biscuits have risen beautifully.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Biscuits, Elevated

These homemade buttermilk biscuits are perfect served warm with a pat of butter, a drizzle of honey, or your favorite jam. They also make a fantastic base for breakfast sandwiches or as a side to hearty stews and soups.

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