Buttermilk Biscuits



Motivation: If biscuits are good enough for Oprah, then they are good enough for you!!!!

Major Key:

  1. The Flour: I like these flours in this order: White Lily, King Arthurs & Gold Meal.  White Lily is by far the best flour for biscuits because you have less gluten working against you.
  2. The Milk: You don’t have to use buttermilk but the tang makes the biscuits 🔥🔥🔥
  3. Do not use margarine.  REAL BUTTER only.  And I realize that some people use shortening, but I let that go a long time ago.  There is just no evidence that shortening can do something more than a good ass buttah can.
  4. Listen, this is not pizza dough.  You don't need to work the shit out of it.  You mix until combined ONLY. Treat it like a precious pillow.  The key to your light delicious light and fluffy biscuits will be directly connected to how much you work the dough.


  • 2 cups self-rising or all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsps plus 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ plus 1 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsps cubed butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, cold (plus more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup half and half, cold 


CHEF NOTE:  The colder the ingredients the better. I often chill a metal bowl in the freezer to make biscuits. I also ALWAYS have sticks of buttah in the freezer ready to go for biscuits. I also mix dry ingredients, mix in butter and then re-chill before adding the milk. The warmer the dough is, the less success you'll have.  Work quickly and get your biscuits back in the fridge or in the oven.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, 2 tsps sugar, baking powder and 1 ½ tsp salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal. NOTE:  You can also use a food processor for this part ONLY. 
  3. Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add buttermilk & half and half into the middle. With your hands slowly start to incorporate the dry ingredients into the milk.  Continue to mix until combined ONLY. If it's too dry add a few drops of milk.  Drop dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Now if you like layers this part is for you.  Begin to fold the dough carefully and not aggressively.  It's like turning the page on a book.  Fold one way.  Then fold it back the other.  Fold the top and then fold the bottom.  Get a total of 6 to 7 folds and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.  
  4. Butter bottom of skillet and place biscuits in pan.   You don't have to use a skillet but I like it.  If you're making a large batch, a cookie tray is fine.  Be sure to have the biscuits touching each other.  For some reason, biscuits need the support of one another to rise 😆 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown (the thicker the biscuit, the longer cooking time needed).  If you don't have a convention oven, rotate the tray or skillet half way through.
  5. Remove from oven and brush with more melted butter and sprinkle with remaining salt and sugar.


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  • My son made these biscuits a couple of years ago and by far they are the best bud we’ve ever had! We panicked when we couldn’t find the recipe! So glad we were able to find it here!! Absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

    Alana Davis
  • why do you use buttermilk and 1/2 and 1/2?

  • Do you think vegan butter would work?

  • I see the half and half on the ingredients list but did not find it in the recipe? Was this an oversight? Or am I missing it? I can’t wait to try this recipe and see if I can make them like my Mom used to.

  • Yummy. Just like granny use to make

    La La

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