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Biscuit Recipe 5

Buttery Biscuit Recipe

Delicious buttery, flaky biscuit recipe.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Comfort Food, Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 253kcal
Author wary travelers


  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons honey or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter Optional
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk Optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl or in a large food processor and combine.
  • Add the butter to dry ingredients and again combine.  You can either do so with a pastry cutter or by pulsing several times in the food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form.
  • If you used the food processor, dump the mixture in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture. Pour the buttermilk in the well. Add the honey or sugar. Stir everything together until just about combined. The dough will be very crumbly.  
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface or a sheet of parchment paper and shape it into a rectangular shape with your hands. I like to use the parchment paper because it makes the cleanup very quick and easy. Be careful in steps 5 and 6 not to overwork the dough! 
  • Gently roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into circles (or any shape you would like frankly). Re-roll any scraps until you have used up all the dough. Place in on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or a cast iron skillet if you have one. 
  • Optional - brush the tops with remaining buttermilk. 
  • Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. 
  • Enjoy warm, with butter and jam or anything else that might tickle your fancy.