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A skillet full of baked buttermilk biscuits.
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Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky buttermilk biscuits are a breakfast tradition in the South, and they’re easy to make at home too! Here’s how to make perfect buttermilk biscuits every time.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk biscuits
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 154kcal


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ cup cold salted butter
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 10” cast iron skillet.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and cold butter into a food processor and pulse until the mix looks like coarse crumbles. Pour the mix into a large bowl.
    2 ½ cups all purpose flour, 2 Tablespoons baking powder, ½ cup cold
  • Pour the buttermilk and honey into the bowl and knead the dough together with a rubber spatula or by hand. The dough will look a little shaggy which is good. You do not want to overmix or the biscuits will be too tough. Stop mixing once the dough just starts sticking together.
    1 cup cold buttermilk, 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Sprinkle a flat work surface with a little flour then pat the dough flat with your hands until it is about ¾ of an inch thick. You can use a rolling pin but roll gently, the dough is very soft!
  • Cut the dough into 3 inch circles using a cookie cutter. Place the biscuits in the greased skillet. The biscuits should be touching inside the skillet but not completely crushed- you want that circular shape!
  • Re-roll any scrap dough and cut out more biscuits.
  • Brush the biscuits with the heavy cream and then place the skillet in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
    2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Let the biscuits cool in the skillet for about 10 minutes. Pull apart the biscuits and serve while nice and warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg