Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

I love fresh biscuits. There's something quite comforting about them. Especially fresh from the oven with some butter and jam. Or in this case - homemade apple butter! Yummm!!

I made these to take with me to a Lake Lanier clean up day; we pulled a fair amount of trash from along the shoreline and a good group of divers pulled quite a bit of debris from the lake. It was a great day and an awesome mission to be a part of. Whenever we're at the lake or beach we always try to be mindful and pick up trash when we see it, and make sure not to leave anything behind. Check out Mission Blue for some great information / videos and ways you can help track trash whenever you visit a body of water!

This was an easy recipe to whip up, and I loved making small bite sized biscuits for the apple butter to go alongside. Perfect little taste testers to share with friends and family. Definitely give this one a try the next time you're looking for a quick scratch biscuit recipe!

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits from Live Well Bake Often

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup cold buttermilk, plus more for brushing on the tops of the biscuits


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt until blended. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Using a fork, slowly blend in the buttermilk, just until dough comes together and you can form a ball (it shouldn't be overly tacky / wet).
  4. Lightly dust the counter top with flour and pat or roll out dough into a 1/2" thick rectangle. Fold the dough into thirds, and roll or pat again. Repeat a total of three times.
  5. Cut dough rounds out and place with sides touching on prepared baking sheet, trying not to over handle the dough (it will get tough). If using a 2.5" cutter you can get approximately 12 biscuits. 
  6. Brush the tops of the biscuits with a little bit of buttermilk and place in pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until risen and golden brown on top. 
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
** Note: If you are making smaller biscuits as I did, reduce the baking time accordingly. For 1" biscuits 12 minutes was slightly too long for me! 


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