Country Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Country Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

There’s nothing like the flaky, buttery goodness of buttermilk biscuits. This country buttermilk biscuits recipe is a fun one to bake for beginners and advanced bakers alike. You’ll never want to go back to eating store-bought biscuits again.


Country Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Makes: 10 – 12 biscuits
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (chill in the freezer for a few minutes and then slice as thinly as you can)
¾ cup cold buttermilk
1 tablespoon extra buttermilk for brushing the tops of the biscuits


  1. Chill butter in the freezer for several minutes, until it is slightly hardened. Cut butter into thin slices.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl
  5. Blend butter into flour mixture until it is coarse and crumbly
  6. Create a well in the middle of the butter and flour mixture, pour in ¾ cup of buttermilk and stir to combine
  7. Place dough on a floured surface and pat into a rectangle
  8. Fold the rectangle into thirds. Turn the dough into a half-turn, pat it into a rectangle again, and fold again into thirds. Repeat this folding process a total of 4 times.
  9. Roll the dough out until it is ½ inch thick
  10. Cut out biscuits using a 2 ½ inch biscuit cutter (or if you don’t have this, you can use the top of a round glass). Dough will yield 10 – 12 biscuits.
  11. Brush the tops of the the biscuits with 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  12. Bake in oven until golden brown, 12 – 15 minutes


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