homemade buttermilk biscuits recipe
Looking for a great buttermilk biscuit recipe? You need to try this one. It’s perfect for sausage gravy and biscuits. Works well as a side to your favorite dinner. And you can also just put butter or jelly on them and eat them.
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick cold butter cut into small pieces
1 cup cold buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425F
In a cold/chilled bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir to incorporate the ingredients.
Don’t forget the baking powder or they won’t rise!
Make sure your butter is cold and cut into small cubes and cut it into your dough. You’ll want it to break into smaller pieces so you make little butter pockets. They will melt and make your biscuits fluffy!
Add the buttermilk and mix with a fork. You will eventually need to get your hands in to mix. Add more buttermilk if it is a little dry. You’ll want it a little sticky, but not so sticky it doesn’t form biscuits.
Place a little flour on your counter and put the dough down. Hand press the dough out into a rectangle.
You will want to fold the dough onto it’s self into thirds (side to side and then top to bottom)
Press out the dough gently and then repeat the folding 2 more times. You are creating flaky layers!
Once you have made layers, use a rolling pin and roll the biscuits out to 1″ thickness.
You will want to use your cutter and press into the dough…but don’t turn it! Turning it causes the edges to seal….and no flaky layer goodness.
Place onto your baking sheet (we use parchment paper) and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and they should brown on the top and fluffy.