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Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Yield: 12-16 1x


  • 3/4c butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3c flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4c buttermilk


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and combine with a pastry blender or two forks until very crumbly. The pieces should be no larger than peas. (Alternately, you can combine the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the pieces are no larger than peas.)
  2. *If desired, you can prepare the dough up to this point and refrigerate up to 1 day until ready to continue.
  3. Combine egg and buttermilk and pour into dry mixture. Stir with a fork until just combined. Flour the countertop and turn dough onto the counter. Pat out to about 3/4″ thickness. Slice into 12-16 squares or cut with a round biscuit cutter into 12-16 biscuits.
  4. Place biscuits on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until tops are golden.