- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, cold
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
Prepare Baking Sheet:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
Add Cold Butter:
Incorporate the cold, cubed butter into the dry ingredients.
Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour in Buttermilk:
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the cold buttermilk.
Gently stir until just combined. Do not overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
Knead the Dough:
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
Gently knead it a few times, incorporating a bit more flour if needed to prevent sticking.
Roll and Cut:
Roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness.
Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits, placing them close together on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
Optional: Brush with Butter (Optional):
For an extra golden finish, melt a bit of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven.
Allow the biscuits to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy them warm with butter, jam, or as desired.
These easy buttermilk biscuits are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side for your favorite meals.
The simplicity of this recipe makes it great for both beginners and seasoned bakers.