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Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

Sometimes you just need a biscuit, and this simple recipe works every time. The perfect moist and flaky biscuit that will suit all your classic biscuit needs.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ cup cold butter, small dice
  • 1 ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
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Nutrition Facts


399 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


51 g


2 g


2 g


8 g


444 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl to blend.
  3. Break up the pieces of chilled butter with your fingertips into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal, you can also use a pastry cutter.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is evenly moist and begins to form a ball of dough. Add 1 tablespoon of buttermilk if too dry.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface. Roll about one inch thick. Cut with an overturned glass or biscuit cutter.
  6. Bake about twenty minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Chef Tips

One cup of cheddar cheese can be mixed into the dry ingredients to make cheese biscuits.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can easily make it from fresh milk. For 1 cup, take 1 cup of regular milk and stir in either 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1 3/4 teaspoons of cream of tartar. Let it sit for 10 minutes to curdle before using.

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  1. A TABLESPOON of salt?? I made this recipe for my dad who has severe nausea after his first chemo treatment for lung cancer. I just wanted a good, satisfying meal for him. The sodium content in these biscuits was so high, he couldn't even finish half. And sugar. How much? It is not listed in ingredients.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! check these recipes before you submit!!!!

    1. We agree! And we're so sorry that you had a bad experience. We do test all our recipes but they need to be retested and updated continually. We've halved the amount of salt to 1.5 teaspoons. Thank you for leaving the review and letting us know, and again, we apologize!

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