Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits are a breakfast southern tradition that are simple to make and go with gravy, jam, honey, and just about any meat and egg combo. My personal topping of choice is honey, but I won’t turn my nose up at a ham and egg biscuit that’s for sure! I found the key to having flaky delicious biscuits is homemade dough. Follow these simple steps and you will be eating warm flaky goodness in no time.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and Honey

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe Tips:

  1. Use Cold Butter
  2. Mix butter and flour with a pastry cutter until the butter is in tiny chunks.
  3. Gently form dough with your hands, don’t over work.
  4. Fold the dough to laminate and create layers!
  5. shape dough with your hands, DO NOT use a rolling pin
  6. Use a large 3-4 inch biscuit cutter
  7. Don’t twist your cutter when lifting from the dough, it will pinch the sides and prevent rise.

Now grab a jar of honey, your favorite jam, or whip up some gravy for these yummy biscuits!

How to Store your Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

  1. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
  2. Can also store in an air tight container.
  3. Homemade Biscuits will stay fresh 1-2 days at room temperature.
  4. Wrap individually in freezer wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Buttermilk Biscuits and fresh Honey

Fresh Honeycomb and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with flaky layers! Easy and quick to make biscuits,  perfect for breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, buttermilk biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 biscuits


  • 2 Cups (256 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Cup 8Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 Cup (8 oz) Buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (232 C) and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Add butter and mix with pastry grinder or by hand. Mixture should begin to thicken as butter is incorporated.
  4. When the butter is reduced to the size of oats, pour in your buttermilk.
  5. Stir with wooden spoon or mix in with hands.
  6. You may see tiny hunks of butter and that's fine!
  7. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle about 6x9 inches.
  8. Take the left side and fold into the middle, repeating with the right side, like a trifold brochure.
  9. Reshape into rectangle and cut out biscuits. Use a 3-4 inch biscuit cutter, pressing and lifting straight up.

  10. This should yield 6-8 large biscuits.
  11. Place biscuits on prepared sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  12. Serve warm right out of the oven with your favorite toppings!

1 Comment

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    Becky at Flaky Bakers
    September 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Just made these as they sounded perfect — I used a 2” cutter then realized maybe you meant 4” after it was too late. 2” gave me 18 little biscuit rounds. Super cute! Looking forward to sharing these on our blog soon!

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