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flaky buttermilk biscuits

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttery, tender, and truly the best and most flaky buttermilk biscuits ever. These biscuits have layers for days.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 biscuits
Calories 383 kcal


  • 3⅓ cups AP Flour
  • tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter cold and diced
  • 1 1/8 cup buttermilk shaken
  • 1/2 cup butter frozen and grated

Egg Wash


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and baking soda.

  2. Add the cold and diced butter. Use a pastry blender to cut in the cubed butter until the mixture is blended to resemble sand with tiny pebbles.

  3. Pour over the buttermilk. Use your hands on a wooden spoon to create a shaggy dough.

  4. Turn that dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it to bring it together into a cohesive, smooth dough.

  5. Roll into a rectangle of 12 x 9 inches.

  6. Sprinkle the grated butter all over that rectangle. Then fold the dough into a letter by bringing the bottom 3rd up to the middle and the top part over that. Then roll that into a rectangle to secure the butter. (*Approximately 9 x 12 inches in size)

  7. Dust lightly with flour. Give the dough a 90 degree turn. Repeat this folding and rolling process 4 more times.

  8. Then roll into a final rectangle, approx. 8 x 12 in size.

  9. Cut biscuits by cutting out 9 equal rectangles. OR dip a biscuit cutter in flour and stamp out biscuits. If using a biscuit cutter, do not turn the cutter while cutting the biscuits. Stamp down hard and pull up. Repeat with remaining dough.

  10. Place onto parchment lined baking sheet. Chill in freezer for 15 minutes.

  11. Then beat water with egg for egg wash. Brush biscuits with egg wash and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown and well risen.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1321mg57%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 157mg16%
Vitamin A 1016IU20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.