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I chose to share this recipe because I felt it best represented the cornerstone of Southern cuisine in the simplest way possible. You can make them for breakfast or dinner, or just because you need some warm fresh-out-the-oven lovin’. I hope you enjoy making a batch at home!


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer and grated with cheese grater
¾ cup cold buttermilk
2 tablespoons buttermilk for brushing

It may take you a few tries to perfect your biscuits but remember these tips to make sure you are successful:

  1. Use cold butter and buttermilk! (I like to grate my butter and freeze it with the flour and other dry ingredients)
  2. Mix dry ingredients together well and sift.
  3. Don’t worry about your hands getting messy! Its all part of the process.
  4. Use lots of extra love for bettertasting Biscuits!



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Add cold butter slices and cut into the flour with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Pour cold buttermilk into the well and stir gently until just combined.
  6. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and pat it together into a rectangle. Fold the rectangle in thirds. Turn dough a half turn, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle.
  7. Repeat twice more, folding and pressing the dough a total of three times.
  8.  Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Use a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter to cut biscuits. Reroll any scraps to cut more biscuits; you should get 12 total.
  10. Transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet. Press an indent into the top of each biscuit with your thumb. Brush buttermilk over the tops.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits are flaky and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Chef James

Executive Chef

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