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Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Joy in Every Season


  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp goes into batter, 1/2 tsp gets sprinkled on top at end of baking
  • 2 TBSP sour cream
  • 3/4 cup butter FROZEN
  • 1/2-3/4 COLD buttermilk
  • 1 TBSP melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 450•
  • Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, 1 tsp.salt, and sour cream in large mixing bowl.
  • With a cheese grater, quickly grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture.
  • Using a pastry blender (or fork) cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
  • Add the buttermilk a little at a time, stirring just until it clumps together and is no longer crumbly.
  • DO NOT overmix.
  • On a floured surface hand press the dough into a round 1" thick disk.
  • Using a round cookie cutter (or glass) cut into circles and place on a sheet pan (or in a cast iron skillet).
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly brown.
  • Brush with melted butter and lightly sprinkle with remaining salt.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Yield depends on size of biscuits (approx 8).