Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits can be made in under 30 minutes and will quickly become your favorite thing to create in the kitchen! These biscuits are super flaky, very tender and taste wonderful with butter, jam or even gravy.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are super flaky and delish!

Comfort Food

I grew up on eating canned biscuits.

You know the kind.

You have to peel off the paper and then play the guessing game if it will pop open on it’s own or if you have to wack it against the side of your counter.

They are super easy to make and have their place when needed in a pinch.

Buttermilk Biscuits on a wooden cutting board.

But have you every had homemade biscuits?

Nothing compares to the flavor or the texture.

Biscuits were something I never thought I could make as well as a good southern restaurant.

I’ve tried a few from popular cook books in the past and they were good. They weren’t my favorite, but they were better than canned biscuits.

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

The Best Biscuit Recipe

It wasn’t until I was making my most favorite Berry Scones one day that I thought the dough would make a great short cake for a Blueberry Shortcake recipe I had been thinking about.

Then as I was making the shortcakes for the recipe it got me thinking that a few tweaks on that recipe I could have pretty good biscuits on my hands.

Homemade Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits drizzled with honey.

I was wrong.

They turned out to be pretty AMAZING biscuits and I’ve been making them ever since. Better than any southern restaurant I’ve been to, and I live in Texas!

I can write and write about how these are tender, flaky and slightly crispy on top. You are only going to figure out how wonderful they are when you actually make them!

Serve them hot with jam and your favorite butter. I’ve just created Raspberry Butter and it’s divine! These are perfect with homemade sausage gravy, too!

Buttermilk Biscuits spread with homemade raspberry butter.

How Do You Make Buttermilk From Regular Milk?

This recipe calls for buttermilk and heavy cream, but you can substitute milk for both.

HOWEVER they aren’t even going to come close in tasting as fantastic if you do. I understand that not everyone is going to want to buy a whole container of buttermilk for one single recipe.

Homemade Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

You can simply make your own buttermilk at home with two simple ingredients. Milk and some sort of acid.

For every cup of milk you need to add 1 tablespoon of either fresh lemon juice or white vinegar. Just combine the two in a bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.

It will thicken up and become buttermilk. Then you can use it your recipes.

Jar of honey with a flaky biscuits.

Kitchen Tools You Need

These biscuit cutters from Williams Sonoma are my favorite! Here is a smaller set that would be a great kitchen addition from Amazon.

I have a few other breakfast recipes I’d love for you to try!

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
These biscuits are super flaky and tender.  Serve warm with butter and jam!
4.42 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Breakfast, Butter, gravy, Side Dish
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
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Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 338kcal


  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Butter, Cold and Cubed
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream, Divided
  • 1 Large Egg


  • In a large bowl sift or whisk together all dry ingredients.
  • Add in butter and mix in with your fingers or a pastry cutter until small pea size clumps form.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, 3/4 cup heavy cream and egg.
  • Slowly mix in liquids to dry ingredients.
  • Mix briefly to combine. Do not over mix. Mixture will be slightly wet.
  • Turn out mixture onto a lightly flour surface and knead until dough has just come together.
  • Using your hand or a floured rolling pin press dough out into a 4×8 rectangle.
  • Using the long ends of the rectangle, fold the dough into thirds.
  • Turn the dough 90 degrees and roll out into another 4×8 rectangle. Sprinkle with a little flour if dough is too sticky.
  • Repeat folding it into thirds one more time.
  • Gently roll out until it’s an 1″ thick.
  • Using a 3" round cookie cutter, cut out circles from dough. You may need to flour your cutter. Never twist, just press down to cut.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place biscuits about 1 inch apart. You should get 12 biscuits.
  • Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining heavy cream.
  • Chill bisuits in the fridge for 10 minutes while the oven is preheating.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the middle is cooked through.
  • Biscuits should puff up almost double their original size.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Once biscuits are cooled they can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days.
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Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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