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Buttermilk Biscuits in Under an Hour

Whether you make them for breakfast or a dinner side, these Buttermilk Biscuits are soft, tasty, and easy to make.

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I enjoy biscuits (ok, any type of bread) with any meal. Any time of the year. No matter what else we are eating. And these buttermilk biscuits are no different!

They are soft and buttery and oh so yummy. I originally made them to go with our Thanksgiving dinner last year when I made a turkey in the instant pot. But we had enough leftover to save for breakfast the next morning. They were amazing with a bit of butter and blackberry jelly on top.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Ingredients for buttermilk biscuits in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425F.

In a large bowl, whisk flour and sugar.

Dry ingredients for buttermilk biscuits in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Slowly add the buttermilk, stirring with a wooden spoon until it forms a loose dough.

Buttermilk biscuit dough in a stainless steel bowl with a wooden spoon on a wooden surface

Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and form into a square about 1 inch thick.

Dough for buttermilk biscuits flattened on a wooden surface

Cut into quarters, stack on top of each other, and roll out again. Roll into a square, cut, and stack once more.

Dough for buttermilk biscuits cut into quarters and stacked on a wooden surface

Finally, roll into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into about 15-20 pieces.

Buttermilk biscuit dough rolled out and cut into square pieces on a wooden surface

Place the cut biscuits on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 10 minutes (this makes them more fluffy).

Brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg and sprinkle with a small amount of salt.

Squares buttermilk biscuits with egg and salt on a baking stone on a wooden surface

Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve warm with butter or jelly.

Buttermilk biscuits in a wooden bowl lined with a blue towel (vertical)

Leftovers

Place leftover buttermilk biscuits in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. I like them at room temperature for breakfast the following morning. You can also reheat either in the oven or the microwave if you prefer them to be warmed up before eating.

Recipe

Originally Published On: October 11, 2021

Buttermilk biscuits in a wooden bowl lined with a blue towel

Buttermilk Biscuits

Whether you make them for breakfast or a dinner side, these Buttermilk Biscuits are soft, tasty, and easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
biscuits
|
buttermilk
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Servings: 20 biscuits
5 from 15 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour and sugar
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly
  • Slowly add the buttermilk, stirring with a wooden spoon until it forms a loose dough
  • Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and form into a square about 1 inch thick
  • Cut into quarters, stack on top of each other, and roll out again
  • Roll into a square, cut, and stack once more
  • Finally, roll into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick
  • Cut into about 15-20 pieces
  • Place the cut biscuits on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes (this makes them more fluffy)
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg and sprinkle with a small amount of salt
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown
  • Serve warm with butter or jelly
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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 387IU8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

28 thoughts on “Buttermilk Biscuits in Under an Hour”

  1. 5 stars
    I have already pinned this recipe to my Southern Delights board as my grandmother made the best homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and love that these are under and hour 😉

  2. Mmmmm those sound and look so good. I haven’t had biscuits in way too long. The recipe makes it sound much easier than I had thought. Time to give that Southern treat a try in my kitchen!

  3. 5 stars
    Love the trick to using self-rising flour here. These biscuits came out perfect…a wonderful side for so many hearty winter dishes. Love how easy this recipe is.

  4. Those look so yummy, and easy to make as well. We usually buy a mix – and I also usually scoop them on to the cookie sheet. Your square biscuits are interesting!

  5. I always prefer cakes, biscuits with buttermilk rather than chocolate. This recipe looks easy to do and the biscuits look delicious. Many thanks for sharing it 🙂

  6. These look so good! I love biscuits and how easy they are to make. Definitely perfect for the weekends or holidays or when you just want some delicious carbs!

  7. 5 stars
    These look fantastic – will have to put this on our to bake list for our new baking session with my daughter. They look like they would make a perfect after school snack too.

  8. 5 stars
    Baking biscuits is always a good idea, perfect treat this coming Christmas season. I will save your recipe and ask my loving Grandma that we make this as well.

  9. I was looking for a nut-free dessert, this one looks amazing. My son loves buttermilk cookies in the morning, I’ll try and make these for him this week and surprise him.

  10. This looks good! I love easy recipes and excited to try this. I haven’t really tried making my own buttermilk biscuits. Thank you for sharing this. Will try this next week.

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