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A pan of biscuits with a buttered biscuit with jam on a plate next to it with a cup of coffee.

Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

These buttermilk biscuits are so easy to make! The four ingredients bake high into a light and fluffy quick bread with crusty sides and lots of buttery taste.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 biscuits 1x



1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter

2 cups self-rising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1.25 cups buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 450° F.
  • Put the stick of butter into an 8′ square baking pan, and place it in the oven.
  • Place flour into a large bowl while the butter melts in the oven.
  • Add baking powder to flour and stir together with a whisk.
  • Measure out the buttermilk into a 2 cup measuring cup.
  • Remove the pan with melted butter from the oven, measure out 1/3 cup of the butter into a measuring cup, then place the pan back into the oven to keep it hot.
  • Add melted butter into the buttermilk and stir.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the bowl of flour and stir until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed; the dough will be thick and sticky.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and pour the biscuit dough into the hot buttered baking pan, spread the dough out evenly; it doesn’t have to be perfect because the dough will spread and fill in any cracks as it bakes.
  • Use a Bench Scraper, or dough scraper, to cut into the dough the size biscuits you desire, preferably 9 equal-sized square biscuits.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with butter and jelly, jam, syrup, or sausage gravy.
  • Store after biscuits are cooled and place them into an airtight container; they can be frozen for up to a month.


  • Spray the bench scraper with a spray oil before cutting the raw dough so the dough doesn’t stick to the scraper.
  • Keep a sharp eye on the butter, don’t let it burn as it melts in the oven.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: breads
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

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