It only takes 25 minutes to get these fluffy and tasty buttermilk biscuits from the fridge to the table.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for four to six strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary.

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  • Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.

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  • Makes 12 biscuits.

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If baking powder and cream of tartar appear lumpy, sift through a fine mesh sieve before using.

Buttermilk Biscuits:

Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk for the 1 cup milk in the rolled biscuits and 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk for the 1-1/4 cups milk in the drop biscuits.

Drop Biscuits Supreme:

Prepare as above through step 1, except increase milk to 1-1/4 cups. Using a large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds onto a greased baking sheet. Bake as directed above. Makes 12 biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 13 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 350 mg sodium. 94 mg potassium; 24 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 4 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 56 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2017
My mother has been making these biscuits for my entire life and I am 49. I make them all of the time too. Best ever.
Rating: Unrated
11/29/2015
These are the biscuits I grew up with, although I need a splash more milk when doing them drop style - more like 1 1/2 cups.
Rating: Unrated
04/02/2016
These are my go to biscuits.  I hate ANYTHING that involves a rolling pin!  I make these every time I have soup. Sometimes I add a bit of grated cheese.  So easy and tasty.  My absolute favourite.
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