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Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Biscuits, Chicken & Biscuits, Easy Flaky Biscuits
Author: The Farmer's Wife


  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 4 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (2 sticks) Cut into cubes
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender (or a fork), incorporate butter into dry ingredients, creating pea-sized chunks of the mix.
  • Fold in buttermilk until thick dough forms. If you don't have buttermilk handy in the fridge, check out this Buttermilk Substitute that works great for recipes!
  • Lightly flour a clean surface and place dough onto surface. Knead dough 6-10 times. You don't want to over knead biscuit dough, but want to at least incorporate a little more flour into the dough to make it easier to shape into biscuits.
  • Cut dough into 2-3 pieces, rolling each piece into a rectangular shape about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  • Stack the rectangular pieces of dough on top of each other. Cut 2-3 inch round biscuits out of the dough. Place cut out biscuits onto greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.