Every weekend, we’ve got a ritual of enjoying fresh and warm biscuits. When I have time, I make them fresh and there is nothing better than homemade biscuits. Living in the south has taught me the art of making them. The best recipes aren’t fussy. This 3-ingredient buttermilk biscuits recipe is the absolute easiest way to make them. It’s all about going back to the basics.
The problem most people have, when making biscuits, is over-working the dough OR not using cold butter. Both of these mistakes cause biscuits to turn out dry or not bake well. The less you work your biscuits, the better they’ll turn out. That’s why this recipe is so great. It’s simple and easy.
3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
What I love most about making biscuits is that you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen – ready to go. Buttermilk might be the only ingredient that you don’t readily keep on hand. That’s ok! Did you know that you can make homemade buttermilk? It’s quite easy and a great go-to if you’re in a pinch.
What To Serve With 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits
Obviously, biscuits are a traditional breakfast food. That’s great, but I like to use biscuits for other creative ideas too. If you make them for breakfast, but have leftovers, you can use them for other meals:
- BBQ Dinner With Biscuits: Oven Baby-Back Ribs, Mayo-Free Coleslaw & Bourbon Lemonade
- A Fresh Take On Dessert: Homemade Strawberry Topping (for strawberry shortcake)
How To Get Perfectly Shaped Biscuits Every Time
If you want uniform biscuits, that cut easily, you can invest in a set of biscuit cutters from Amazon. You can use them for multiple purposes in the kitchen too. I like to use them for pancakes, stacking food for presentation and even cutting cookie dough.
Self-Rising Flour Substitute
You can purchase self-rising flour by the bag. If you don’t have it in your pantry, there’s an easy substitute: for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Self-Rising Flour
Of course, I love to grab my favorite toppings too. A great jelly or jam goes well on top of a freshly whipped butter. My Husband’s favorite topping is honey butter. No matter what you put on your biscuits, they’re a big hit.
Step-By-Step Directions To Make 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits
In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Do NOT overwork the dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3-4 times. Pat or lightly roll to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 11-13 minutes. Brush tops with butter. Serve warm.
- 1/2 Cup Cold Butter, cubed
- 2 Cups Self-rising Flour
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
- Melted Butter
- In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3-4 times.
- Pat or lightly roll to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
- Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 11-13 minutes. Brush tops with butter. Serve warm.
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.