Thursday, August 30, 2012

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Tutorial!
A favorite in the South
Prep: 20 min., Chill: 10 min., Bake: 13 - 15 min.

These biscuits are simply heavenly. With no "rising" required, it took me a mere 30 minutes to  mix and bake these biscuits (longer than the recipe calls for because bread isn't my specialty). They are so easy to make and so worth it! This recipe came from Southern Living magazine and has never failed me! 

1/2 - cup cold butter (1 stick real butter)
2 1/4 - cups self-rising flour (not all purpose)
1 1/4 - cups buttermilk or make your own (see note at end of recipe)--additional flour for counter surface to knead dough
2 - tablespoons of butter, for melting

 Cut butter with a sharp knife or pastry blender into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle butter slices over flour in a large bowl. Toss butter with flour. Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. (I used my hands) Cover and chill 10 minutes.

Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times, gradually adding additional flour as needed. With floured hands, press or pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches).
Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour. Fold dough over onto itself in 3 sections, starting with 1 short end. (Fold dough rectangle as if folding a letter-size piece of paper.) Repeat entire process 2 more times, beginning with pressing into a 3/4-inch-thick dough rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches).

Press or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place, side by side, on a parchment paper-lined or lightly greased jelly-roll pan. (Dough rounds should touch.)

Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

* If you do not have buttermilk, you can always make your own by using vinegar or lemon juice. 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.


sliced stick of butter, ready to add to flour^
used my hands to cut butter into flour^
chilled with buttermilk added^
dumped mixture onto lightly flowered wax paper^

kneading, pressing, and folding process^^^

using a glass to make cut out the biscuits^
slightly touching biscuits on a lightly greased pan^

put biscuits in oven at 450 degrees F. baked for 10 minutes, checked, and baked for additional 2 minutes. ^

slice up 2 tablespoons of butter, put in microwave safe bowl (measuring cup for me) and heat on high for 20 seconds. heat for additional time if not thoroughly melted. 

while biscuits are still hot, brush with melted butter...♥

Today they were served with grape and strawberry jellies, but are amazing with any meats, gravies, or just plain!!!


  1. yay! so glad I found your blog! I NEED recipes like this and just need to learn how to flat out cook! I promised my husband I would cook when our new home is finished being built and well....he thinks I never cooked in the rent house because the kitchen is small, outdated, and secluded...when really that's PART of the answer...I CANT COOK! this is an emergency. ha! glad I found your blog! found you from over at hooah and hiccups! newest follower! and looking forward to more posts from ya!

    1. Whitney! So glad to see this comment!! I love the sense of accomplishment this gives me. It is my personal goal to help people! Best of luck with your future cooking experiences!

      xoxo, Rachel


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