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Foolproof Buttermilk Biscuits

Made From Pinterest
Course Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 TBL cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 3 TBL honey


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter (you can also just use your hands) and mix the butter cubes into the flour mix until it looks like a coarse meal.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • While the dough is chilling, whisk or blend the buttermilk and honey in a small bowl.
  • Incorporate the buttermilk mix into butter/flour mixture and stir gently just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently about 3-4 times to fully combine all ingredients. If the dough is a little crumbly, that's ok. Roll out the dough into a 9×5-inch rectangle about 1/2-inch thick and then fold the dough into thirds. Roll out again and fold into thirds again. I did this about four times.
  • Cut biscuits from the dough but while cutting, don't twist but instead use an up and down motion. Place on your baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for about 11-15 minutes depending on the size that you have cut your biscuits, or until the biscuits have risen and are golden brown on top.
  • Cool on a wire rack but not for too long. These are best served warm!
  • Makes 8 full sized biscuits


This recipe makes about 8 full sized biscuits so I always double the recipe.
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