Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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Nutrition Facts: 1 biscuit equals 197 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Melted butter

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit: 197 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3-4 times. Pat or lightly roll to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  2. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter. Serve warm. Yield: 9 biscuits.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as Southern Buttermilk Biscuits in Quick Cooking May/June 2001

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mom_gray47_MI 247392
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"Loved this, one question where can I find buttermilk powder, we don't,.t drink it just used to bake with."

chefheidi18 243896
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"really good. I ended up rolling them out and folding them over and re-rolling several times to layer the butter. The colder the ingredients when you roll it out, the more flaky it will be."

ebramkamp 238487
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"This is a great biscuit recipe. I used the substitute for self rising flour and they turned out picture perfect. Nice and tall and a great texture. The flavor is phenomenal-nice and buttery with a slight tang from the buttermilk. Perfection!"

rindyrue 236090
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"This recipe only makes 6-7 biscuits, but it is really really good. I have tried so many different biscuit recipes from the internet and had yet to find one that produced light, fluffy, and tasty biscuits like this one! I didn't really change anything except I used buttermilk powder (3 TBSP) plus 3/4 cup of water in place of the actual buttermilk called for. I also did not brush the tops with butter because I was making the biscuits for breakfast gravy. Plus, the butter flavor in these is so good, I found myself wishing I had some Bob White syrup to slather on one of these babies!"

Travelinbarb 226891
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"Easy and deeeelicious! My kind of recipe! I used the substitute for self-rising flour and used unsalted butter. Turned out just right. My favorite biscuit recipe now. Thanks."

LeslieH 226332
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"A beautiful texture and very tasty. Definitely a recipe to make again."

heymelodija 224346
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"This is my new favorite recipe for biscuits. It's so easy and tasty! Although I've found that it only makes 6-7 biscuits, not 9 like the recipe says."

dozer77 222289
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"This is the best biscuit recipe I have found and I have been searching for a long time..Love the butter in it..It's now at the top of my list...and really easy also."

sprout70 215653
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"These are easy quick and delicious ??"

Bakeandrun 30406
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Easy and delicious."

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