Southern Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. To begin making the Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Prepare a baking pan. Line it with aluminium foil and grease it.
  3. Combine and sieve together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cubed butter and mix it till the flour blends well with the butter. Add cold buttermilk intermittently and knead it into a smooth dough. Make sure that the dough is not dry.
  5. Using your hands, gently pat the dough out until it is 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Do not use a rolling pin to roll out the dough as it over stimulates the gluten and harden the biscuits.
  7. Fold the dough about 4 times and gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick.
  8. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds. You can combine the scraps and gently knead them together to make a small biscuit.
  9. Place the biscuits on the prepared pan. Brush the top with cream and bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter. Serve Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with a cup of hot Masala Chai and Masala Oats & Potato Sandwich for a delicious breakfast. You can also serve as a tea time snack.

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