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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

These homemade Southern style buttermilk biscuits are fluffy and delicious and make the perfect biscuit recipe for biscuits and gravy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Buttermilk Biscuits, Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Servings: 8 biscuits
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup buttermilk + 2 tablespoons


  • Preheat the oven to 450°.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the dry mixture.
  • Add the egg, milk, and ½ cup buttermilk.
  • Mix until just combined.
  • Transfer the dough to a well floured surface, sprinkle additional flour on top of dough and knead 10-15 times.
  • Roll/pat dough out to 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  • Place biscuits on a lightly greased or non-stick baking sheet.
  • Brush tops of biscuits with remaining buttermilk and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops of biscuits are slightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.


Recipe mostly adapted from Mom On Time Out