Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits
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Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits

Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits that melt in your mouth.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 30 biscuits
Author: Jill Selkowitz



  • Preheat the oven to 475 F.
  • In a large bowl sift together the self rising flour and salt.
  • Grate the butter into the flour mixture and gently combine with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and gently mix with a fork until it all comes together.
  • Flour a flat surface and turn out the dough and knead it 10 to 15 times. (Sprinkle on some flour if you need to so it will come together in a ball so it's less sticky.)
  • Roll out dough to 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick and use a biscuit cutter to cut medium to small circles.
  • Place in a cast iron skillet or on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and immediately brush on melted butter.
  • Cover with towel to keep warm


I use frozen salted butter and a very coarse cheese grater.
* If you use salted butter instead of unsalted butter, decrease the amount of salt you add.
A standard pastry blender can be used instead of the cheese grater


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