Southern homemade biscuits from scratch

What makes Southern biscuits better

It gets milled into pastry flour, which is composed of 9-10% protein, giving it slightly more strength than cake flour (ideal for fine-crumbed cakes and muffins) but making it less sturdy than bread or all-purpose flour, which make wonderfully chewy breads.

How to make biscuits at home

Southern homemade biscuits are a staple in many households and are easy to make from scratch. Here is a recipe to help you make delicious biscuits:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the cold butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the bowl and mix until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently for a few seconds until the dough is smooth.
  6. Roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Cut the biscuits using a 2-inch biscuit cutter or a drinking glass. Press straight down without twisting the cutter to avoid crimping the edges.
  8. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they are touching slightly.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  10. Serve warm with butter, jam, or honey.

Homemade biscuits are a delicious and comforting addition to any meal. With this easy recipe, you can make fluffy and buttery Southern biscuits from scratch.

Flaky Biscuits for Two using Whole Milk

How do you make biscuits light and fluffy?

Using cold butter and milk during the preparations will help them becoming all fluffy. One tip is to freeze the butter and use a cheese grater to create small flakes. Don’t over work the dough. Fold the dough and alternate flipping each side over to create layers.

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How to make biscuits easy

Making biscuits from scratch is easy when following these steps. Everyone loves fresh homemade biscuits in the morning but think its just too much work. Think again!

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