This recipe for Old-Fashioned Southern Buttermilk Biscuits was passed down from my grandmother – it’s been a family favorite for years!
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Old-Fashioned Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Cut the butter into small pieces (~1/2" cubes) and add to the bowl of dry ingredients.
- Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until butter pieces are pea-sized.
- Add the buttermilk and stir until absorbed. (This dough will be somewhat sticky, but if it seems overly sticky, then just add more flour one tablespoon at a time until it becomes less sticky.)
- Turn the dough out onto a generously floured countertop and shape into a rough square. (You will likely need additional flour here to keep your hands from becoming too sticky from the dough.)
- Cut the dough into 12 evenly sized pieces.
- Using your hands, shape each piece of dough into a rough circle about 1/2" thick. Place biscuits on a lined sheet-pan. (If you desire crispier edges to your biscuits, then space them further apart on the pan. If you desire softer edges, then place them closer together.)
- Bake at 425 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until tops are golden in color.