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Easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

These easy flaky buttermilk biscuits are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. Buttery and flaky, these biscuits are terrific served with soup, stew or chilli, or are perfect for breakfast with some butter and jam.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Biscuits & Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 3 Cups Flour All purpose
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Butter Cubed
  • 1 1/2 Cups + 2 Tbsp Buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with non stick spray
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Using a pastry blender, or 2 knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles course crumbs.
  • Pour the buttermilk into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. It will feel a bit sticky and wet.
  • Place a large piece of parchement paper on the counter and sprinkle with flour. If you don't have parchment, you can simply flour the counter.
  • Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and bring it together with your hands. Sprinkle the top with flour.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll the dough out into about an 11 in square.
  • Fold the dough into thirds and roll out again. Repeat the folding and rolling process one more time. Rolling out to approximately a 11 inch square
  • Using a 3 inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut into rounds, pressing straight down.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet with the edges just touching.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack and serve.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg