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Quick & Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Author: Allison Ferraro
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Bread, Breakfast


Buttermilk biscuits are a must for weekend brunch! All you need are 6 ingredients and 30 minutes to make these buttery, soft, and flaky buttermilk biscuits from scratch. This quick and easy biscuit recipe makes a small batch of just 6 delicious, homemade biscuits.



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (4 T) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Slice the cold butter into cubes and cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender until a crumbly dough forms. Add the buttermilk slowly and stir until the dough becomes moistened.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough gently a few times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Dip the edges of a 2 1/2 inch circle cutter in flour, then use it to cut the dough into circles. Re-roll the remaining dough to cut additional biscuits.
  4. Place the biscuit dough circles in a cast iron skillet or close together on a a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the edges are slightly golden, about 15 minutes.
  5. Place the biscuits on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.

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