Homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 TB double-acting baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter cut into cubes

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

  • 3 TB of melted butter to brush on top after removing from the oven


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt a 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast-iron skillet or a cast-iron biscuit pan or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture. If you do not have a pastry cutter, you can use a large fork.
  4. Combine the butter and the flour until the mixture has very fine crumbles.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the buttermilk and heavy cream.
  6. Combine all the ingredients until it forms a soft ball. I like to use my hands to form the ball.
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface of the dough and the rolling-pin.

  8. Roll dough out to 3/4 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Don't forget to flour the biscuit cutter. When you cut out a biscuit, turn the cookie cutter only 1/4 of a turn.

  9. Place in the cast iron skillet or cookie sheet.

  10. Bake 350 degrees for 22 minutes or until golden brown.

  11. Remove from the oven and brush the tops of the biscuits with 3 TB melted butter.

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