Southern-style biscuits

These easy homemade biscuits are great for breakfast, enjoy them warm with some butter and marmalade or use them to compliment a southeastern style fried chicken dinner.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter in small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of buttermilk

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl or in a large food processor. Whisk or pulse until combined.
  • Add butter and pulse it at low speed until the butter is completely integrated with the other ingredients. The consistency of the mix will feel like wet sand.
  • Make some space in the middle and pour the buttermilk, mix all ingredients at low speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the dough and any dough crumbles onto a lightly floured work surface and knead with your hands until you can form a smooth dough ball. The dough might be a little sticky but avoid adding too much flour, this will cause biscuits to be dry and hard.
  • With your hands form a rectangle, add a little flour on the top of the dough, and with a rolling pin, flatten into a 3/4 inch thick and extend it as much as you can.
  • Fold one side into the center, then the other side. Flatten again the dough, until you get it to be 1 1/2 inches high.
  • Cut biscuits with a biscuit cutter of 2.75 or 3-inches. Re-roll scraps until all the dough is used. You should have about 8-10 biscuits.
  • Place them in a cooking pan covered with a baking sheet or buttered.
  • Whisk an egg with 1 tablespoon of milk, and brush biscuits on top.
  • Cook them in a 400°F for 18-25 minutes or until or until tops look golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, brush warm tops with some melted butter, and enjoy warm.

Author: Aída Guerra

Foodie, Mexican-Canadian with a passion to share my favourite recipies.