Karen Averitt's Buttermilk Biscuits


This yummy buttermik biscuit recipe comes from Karen Averitt, Ted Turner's personal chef.


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, and cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger clumps remaining. Pour in the buttermilk; mix until well combined.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Pat dough into a round. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick. Using a 3-inch bison-shaped or a 2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on top, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve. immediately.

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