Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Author: Stacey | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Crispy, buttery… these southern biscuits just don’t get any better.

Ok, yes they do if you put cheese in them.



  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100g cold butter, grated or cut in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 100g butter for melting over the tops (I like salted)


  1. Preheat oven to 250C
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt
  3. Rub the butter into the flour mix with your fingertips until fully incorporated and the mixture looks like sand
  4. Gently add the buttermilk and mix to a smooth dough (don’t over-handle, it will be sticky but just manage it with some extra flour on the outside if need be)
  5. On a floured bench, pat the dough out until it’s about an inch high
  6. Cut out with biscuit cutters or cut into squares
  7. Place the biscuits almost touching in a buttered cast-iron frying pan or a regular tray if you don’t have the skillet
  8. Brush the tops with half the melted butter and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until risen, golden, and cooked through
  9. Brush the tops with the rest of the melted butter as they come out of the oven

Keywords: southern biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, american biscuits