Quick Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 dozen

Fresh, flaky buttermilk biscuits can be yours in 30 minutes.


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon fine salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda into a medium bowl. Work in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in buttermilk with your hands until just combined.

  2. Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured work surface. Quickly bring dough together, and pat into a 7-inch circle about 1 inch thick. Cut out 12 rounds with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, gathering and patting out scraps as necessary.

  3. Arrange rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes

When baked, the biscuits can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

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