Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk biscuits are a staple in Southern cooking and a beloved breakfast food around the country. These fluffy, buttery pastries are simple to make and only require a few ingredients.
To make buttermilk biscuits, you will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in the buttermilk until a soft dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently a few times. Roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass to cut out rounds. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
Serve the biscuits warm, with butter and honey or your favorite jam. You can also split them open and use them to make sandwiches or to sop up gravy.
Buttermilk biscuits are a versatile and delicious treat that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Give them a try and see how quickly they become a favorite in your household.