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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits


Enjoy these fluffy buttermilk biscuits with our Quick Jambalaya and Iceberg Salad with Creamy Honey Dressing.

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  • Yield: Makes 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2007


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and cream; stir to combine.

  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface, and pat into a 6 1/2-inch round (about 1 inch high). Using a lightly floured 2 1/2-inch cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing about 1 inch apart. Gather scraps, reshape, and cut out. Brush tops with buttermilk. Bake until tops are golden, 22 to 24 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack, and cool.

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  • ferndale52
    9 AUG, 2013
    these biscuits are excellent - short, easy, uses less baking soda than most buttermilk biscuits, plus oven temperature is lower so they brown nicely.
  • MS10688918
    12 MAY, 2013
    Delicious! My family loved them! I've tried many biscuit recipes & the dough was too wet. These were perfect & baked up into light, tender biscuits.
  • MS10988386
    25 OCT, 2011
    for high altittude ypu have to put less sugar
  • ariwano
    10 JUL, 2008
    When friends come over they always ask for the Martha Stewart biscuits. They just love this easy to make biscuits. They love it so much that I made it on a family vacation in Sedonna, Arizona. I needed to add more buttermilk, it wasn't the same but we still enjoyed it with crunchy peanut butter.
  • JLepp
    27 MAY, 2008
    These biscuits are super easy to make and my family's favorite biscuit recipe by far. They are so yummy!!!
  • Bonya
    13 MAR, 2008
    Would this recipe for biscuits need any adjustment for high altitudes? After moving to Montana, biscuits have been failures! Very disappointing.