Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk adds a distinct flavor, but it also mixes with the baking soda for an extra puff of gas in the oven, creating a light and airy texture.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. plus ⅛ tsp kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in buttermilk. Using a fork, blend the flour and buttermilk until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1" thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix egg with remaining salt and 1 tablespoon water. Brush lightly onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. plus ⅛ tsp kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in buttermilk. Using a fork, blend the flour and buttermilk until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1" thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix egg with remaining salt and 1 tablespoon water. Brush lightly onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium360mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein3g