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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 8 -10


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 Tbl. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick frozen butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk very cold
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream very cold
  • melted butter for brushing tops


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place buttermilk, cream and medium sized metal bowl in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Using a box grater, grate frozen butter onto a paper plate. Remove bowl from freezer, add flour, brown sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add grated butter to flour. Using a pastry cutter, combine butter with flour until mixture appears crumbly. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour in buttermilk and cream. Using pastry cutter, gently fold flour into cream until just combined. Don't overwork the dough.
  • Generously flour your work surface. Turn dough out onto counter and sprinkle with a little flour. Turn edges of dough in toward center just a few times. Pat into a rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick. Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut into the dough and lift without twisting. Place onto prepared baking sheet one-inch apart.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.


Butter should be frozen overnight. I also put the mixing bowl, buttermilk and cream in the freezer for 10 minutes before beginning.