These buttermilk biscuits are flaky on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside- which equals perfection in my book. My grandma’s flaky buttermilk biscuits makes the perfect side to any meal.
This recipe makes literally theeeeee perfect buttermilk biscuits every single time. These little gems are flaky, buttery, and fluffy all at the same time. My grandma’s flaky buttermilk biscuits are awesome for any occasion. In any weather. It will literally even impress your in-laws . I always get the question “how did your grandma become so good at making southern buttermilk biscuits?” And really it comes down to fast food. She wanted to make them at home and not have to traveling miles to fix her biscuit cravings. She has aserious biscuit addiction.
Can I make a confession? I make these biscuits every month and within minutes they are all gone. I’m not saying I ate them all but…. I ate them all. I have no regrets. Shhhhhhh, I won’t tell if you won’t tell!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoon salted butter melted to brush on top
Preheat oven to 425. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Transfer to a food processor. Cut frozen butter into cubes and add to flour, then pulse 6 or 7 times until it looks like a loose crumble. Place the dough back in the bowl, add buttermilk and stir with a spatula until it forms a rough ball (don’t worry if it is a little sticky).
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently roll it down again. Repeat 6 times.
Gently roll out the dough once more, so that it forms a rectangle. Cut dough into biscuits using a floured glass or biscuit cutter. Do not twist cutter when cutting; this will crimp the edges of the biscuit causing it not to rise. If you have scraps just reform a rectangle and cut additional biscuits.
Place biscuits on a baking sheet and place in oven. Make sure they’re touching. Bake until golden brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. Brush on the melted butter and enjoy!
NOTE: If you don’t have a food processor, you can cut butter into flour in the mixing bowl using a grater, fork or a pastry cutter.