Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

buttermilk biscuits

Just the other day, my husband Tyler looked for a recipe to make Buttermilk Biscuits in my extensive collection of recipes. To store my recipes, I actually use a large photo album and store the recipes on index cards and keep them in the photo slots. A few years ago, I made Tyler a “Menu” with all of the recipes that our family uses and that matches up with the varieties in the recipe binder. I have two dozen different categories of recipes from appetizers, soups, Italian, Bake Dishes, Dessert, Cakes and bread to name a few. However, my recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits was nowhere to be found.

baked Buttermilk Biscuits on baking stones

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Published May 17, 2022
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Redoing the recipe card

I have a lot of pictures saved on an external hard drive waiting to be used in blogs. Hundreds of files separated by recipe with images that I have taken for my blogs. I do not use stock images like some blogs do, which they pay to do. I like to have mine unique just to me, plus, taking pictures is one of my favorite things.

As I was looking through the files and organizing, I was able to come across the images for Buttermilk Biscuits that had the recipe card in it. I am so happy to have the recipe card to re-write and save it in my recipe binder.

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 Tbsp shortening
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup buttermilk

Buttermilk Biscuits ingredients on countertop next to a bowl and kitchenaid mixer

Directions

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and place a baking sheet or baking stone on the counter near your work area.

2. Secondly, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

3. Place the flour into the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer and then cut the shortening into the flour mixture, or use your fingers to blend it together. To use your fingers, rub the shortening between your fingers grabbing the flour and mixing it together until it is crumbly.

4. Make a well in the flour and then add the buttermilk, mixing well to incorporate all of the ingredients together. However, if you do not have buttermilk, warm up 1 tsp butter for every 1 cup of milk and whisk it together.

5. Turn out the Buttermilk Biscuit dough onto a lightly floured surface and then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/2-1-inch thick.

6. Use a cookie cutter or large glass to cut out the biscuits, then place them on the baking stone or baking sheet. Once all of the biscuits have been cut out, you can then take the leftover dough and continue to roll it out and cut out more biscuits until all of the dough is used up.

7. Bake the Buttermilk Biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until they are browned.

Buttermilk Biscuits on a baking stone before baking in the oven

Finally, remove the baking stone or baking sheet from the oven and let the Buttermilk Biscuits rest for 5 minutes before using. For dinner this night we had breakfast sandwiches with eggs, ham, bacon and cheese. These homemade biscuits are so fluffy, moist and so delicious! One batch makes a dozen homemade Buttermilk Biscuits. Enjoy!
~Monica

Buttermilk Biscuits with eggs, ham and bacon on a white plate

Recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients for Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 Tbsp shortening
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup buttermilk

Directions for Buttermilk Biscuits

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and place a baking sheet or baking stone on the counter near your work area.
2. Secondly, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.
3. Place the flour into the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer and then cut the shortening into the flour mixture, or use your fingers to blend it together. To use your fingers, rub the shortening between your fingers grabbing the flour and mixing it together until it is crumbly.
4. Make a well in the flour and then add the buttermilk, mixing well to incorporate all of the ingredients together. However, if you do not have buttermilk, warm up 1 tsp butter for every 1 cup of milk and whisk it together.
5. Turn out the Buttermilk Biscuit dough onto a lightly floured surface and then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/2-1-inch thick.
6. Use a cookie cutter or large glass to cut out the biscuits, then place them on the baking stone or baking sheet.
7. Bake the Buttermilk Biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until they are browned.
Finally, remove the baking stone or baking sheet from the oven and let the Buttermilk Biscuits rest for 5 minutes before using. For dinner this night we had breakfast sandwiches with eggs, ham, bacon and cheese. These homemade biscuits are so fluffy, moist and so delicious! One batch makes a dozen homemade Buttermilk Biscuits.

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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