Homemade Biscuits

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These homemade biscuits are light, flaky and absolutely delicious! You can’t beat the perfect buttermilk flavor and fluffy texture. You’ll be making these homemade biscuits over store-bought any day!

homemade biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

This might be a surprise to some, but homemade biscuits are actually pretty simple to bake. And once you’ve tasted how light and flaky these biscuits are, you’ll be making them over store-bought any day! They have the perfect fluffy texture and and the buttermilk flavor truly can’t be beat.

I got this biscuit recipe from the Magnolia Table cookbook. I am LOVING her new book. I went to their restaurant a few months ago and fell in LOVE with their homemade biscuits, so I couldn’t wait to make them when I got home. As soon as the book arrived in the mail, I opened it up and saw ‘Jo Jo’s Biscuits’ front and center. Trust me when I say this biscuit recipe is incredible and is just as good as I remembered. These homemade biscuits are already a kitchen staple and are definitely now one of my favorite recipes!

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How to Make Biscuits

You only need 6 simple ingredients to make this biscuit recipe: flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, eggs and buttermilk. I do have to say that the key to making these biscuits incredible is using real buttermilk instead of the milk + vinegar trick.

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter, a fork or food processor to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are about the size of peas.
  2. Stir in the beaten egg with a wooden spoon. Next stir in the buttermilk. Stir just until it comes together (should be sticky still). Add a little more buttermilk or flour if needed. Refrigerate.
  3. Place the dough onto a floured surface or silicone mat. Flour your hands and press down into a circle (about 1/2 inches thick). Use a floured 2 3/4″ round cutter to cut 10 biscuits. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, so they are all touching.
  4. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of buttermilk. Brush onto the tops of the homemade biscuits (you won’t need to use it all). Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

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Tips for Fluffy Homemade Biscuits

  • Make sure to use COLD butter (I like to place mine in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to using).
  • If you have time, place your bowl with the flour ingredients in the fridge for 30 minutes as well.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. You want the ingredients to just barely come together and not be a smooth dough. Stir it just until combined. Then when pressing it out, do it ever so lightly.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated and hot before putting the homemade biscuits in the oven.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

These homemade biscuits are light, flaky and absolutely delicious! You can't beat the perfect buttermilk flavor and fluffy texture. You'll be making these homemade biscuits over store-bought any day!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour ,plus more for counter
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, cold , cut into 1/2 inch pieces or grated
  • 1 large egg , beaten + 1 for brushing
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk , plus 1 Tablespoon for brushing

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter, a fork or food processor to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are about the size of peas. 

  2. Stir in the beaten egg with a wooden spoon. Next stir in the buttermilk. Stir just until it comes together (should be sticky still). Add a little more buttermilk or flour if needed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a small baking sheet.

  4. Place the dough onto a floured surface or silicone mat. Flour your hands and press down into a circle (about 1/2 inches thick). Use a floured 2 3/4" round cutter to cut 10 biscuits. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, so they are all touching. 

  5. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of buttermilk. Brush onto the tops of the homemade biscuits (you want need to use it all). Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. 

  6. Serve with butter and honey or jam. 

Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 181mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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9 comments on “Homemade Biscuits”

  1. This was really easy to make. I had tried this and really came out well than i actually expected. I haven’t had any idea that my first try would be that perfect. It took me little time to prepare this and the result was awesome too. Actually cookies are my favorite things. I prefer to have them when I work. No matter how sweet it is I can manage to eat it as much as I can. My loves towards cookiesare just incredible I can say.

  2. Homemade is always better and these are defiantly one to make homemade!

  3. Nothing beats homemade, those look fabulous!

  4. I love the texture of these biscuits!

  5. Buttermilk biscuits are my favorite! Can’t wait to make a batch of these!

  6. I can’t wait to try these – my biscuits could use a little help! :) They look amazing!

  7. Biscuits are my weakness! I can’t wait to try these!

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