Bread Recipes

Rustic Buttermilk Biscuits

Oh, American biscuits. Yet another thing that Sam seemed to have an inherent dislike of. Although to his credit, I think the first buttermilk biscuits he tried were probably a bad first experience and justifies his dislike. But I knew it was time to try again. Mostly because I’ve really been craving biscuits and gravy lately but I wanted to make sure Sam wouldn’t mind biscuits before drowning them in sausage and cream….
Rustic Buttermilk Biscuits
flaky inside of biscuit

 They may be ugly but they still have a delicious flaky, buttery inside and that’s what truly counts.


2 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
6 tablespoons of butter, cold and cubed
1 cup of buttermilk (or 1 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and let set for 10 minutes)
butter for brushing

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Preheat oven to 450 F. In one bowl add all the dry ingredients together. Integrate the butter into the dry mixture using a pastry blender or a fork until it coursely comes together. 
Add the buttermilk gradually and stir until the dough is combined. The dough will be dry but will hold together. Lightly flour the surface and turn your dough out. Gently kneed it. Flatten it out with your hands about 1/2 thick. 
I make my biscuits “rustically” ie I am lazy so I don’t use a cookie cutter, I just roughly section out my dough, but feel free to use one! This dough should yield about 10 biscuits.  Put them on an ungreased cookie sheet. 
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and then brush the tops with butter.

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They may not look like much but the taste of all the buttery, flaky goodness that you could ever dream of!

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  • Amy @ the tide that left

    I personally think it’s a little misleading to call them biscuits! (Because I’m British and we think we own the language – get it?!!) These actually look very tasty. What was Master Sam’s verdict?

    • He said he liked them. At first I wasn’t sure if he really meant it or was just trying to be nice, but he went back for seconds when wasn’t looking so I’d say it was successful! x

  • mmmmmm yummmmm! On Christmas morning my dad makes fresh biscuits and gravy with homemade sausage it is just the best!

  • These look amazing! I agree with Sara, they look they the Red Lobster biscuits!

  • Andddddd I think I’m going to run out to Bojangles now for biscuits. GEEZ, THANKS AMANDA. 😀

  • Thank you Robert! x

  • Wasn’t there a news article not too long ago about a man dying because he tried to eat like 200 of those little biscuits in one sitting? Regardless, they are delicious! x

  • Lisa C

    I don’t get how people don’t like biscuits. Or biscuits and gravy. Good thing I’m born and bred American, haha.

    • I love it too! In England since biscuits are cookies I can completely understand that it’s hard to wrap your mind around something savoury with the same name being covered in sausage and mmmmm…..(so hungry now…) x

  • bethany

    These look just like the ones my mama makes! I loooove these. Oh man, I haven’t made biscuits in YEARS. My hub is on a gluten-free kick (for Lent), so in a week or so, I need to make these. For real.

    (Side note… do you have any idea what plugin you used to get the “related posts” to show up as images like that? I think I need that.)

  • Um yum. I will be making these!! What kind of flour did you use – AP?

  • Yummy!! These biscuits remind me so much of freshly baked scones in Australia (our scones are like the English ones not the American ones!). They look so tasty! Are biscuits more a savoury item in America?

    • Yes, that’s a great comparison actually. When I try to describe them to people in England who haven’t tried American biscuits I always use English scones as the closest approximation to what they are like! x

  • Mmmm, I love buttermilk biscuits. If only we had a kitchen…

    • Thank you! Are you going to miss cooking whilst on your travels or does the excitement of traveling push that to the back of your mind? x

  • wow these look amazing! thanks for sharing! I agree, there’s nothing like a perfect biscuit, but they’re hard to make perfect and easy to make bad…and when they’re bad, they’re pretty bad!

    • Ugh, that is so true! There’s such a level of disappointment in yourself too, when you realised you’ve made a tray on inedible biscuits that are only suitable for the trash. But maybe that level of self-frustration in biscuit making is just me…. Ha! x

  • Darn, can you send me a few of those to have with my salad?

  • globetrotterjen

    look delcious but i don’t really get american biscuits, it seems to be very savoury while in england ours are full of sugar!

    • Yep, that’s it exactly. In America an English biscuit would be called a “cookie” where as an American biscuit is most similar to a scone/dumpling (but that’s just the closest approximation.) That’s one of the reasons I’ve loved getting the chance to introduce Sam to them so much! x

  • There is nothing like a delicious biscuit with your meal..! I’m makin’ these bad boys the next time I am need of a good biscuit with a meal!

  • yum looooove a yummy biscuit!