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Cornmeal Biscuits

Cornmeal gives biscuits a slight crunchiness and a golden hue.

  • Servings: 4
Cornmeal Biscuits


Source: Martha Stewart Living


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for topping, if desired
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat buttermilk
  • Honey (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk until the mixture holds together.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 1-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch-round cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut out eight rounds, and place on prepared parchment; discard scraps of dough. Brush tops of biscuits with remaining tablespoon buttermilk. Bake until golden and puffy, about 12 minutes. If desired, spread with butter or honey. Serve warm.

Reviews (3)

  • cheftb 8 Jul, 2012

    These tasted great. I served them with Sweet cherry butter from Handsome Brook Farm. Out of sight!

  • J3ANA 21 Feb, 2012

    Absolutely delicious!

  • kaylarae 31 Jan, 2011

    My family and I love this recipe! The cornmeal gives them wonderful flavor and texture. I use whole wheat flour and they turn out lovely. Definitely my go-to biscuit recipe!

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