Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe by Jason Gelrud.

Try making these irresistible buttermilk biscuits! This recipe was made in our Southern Comfort Cooking Class taught by Jason Gelrud.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


8 Servings


2 cups flour, all-purpose (unbleached)
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder (use one without aluminum)
1 teaspoon salt, kosher
6 tablespoons butter, unsalted (very cold (plus more for brushing))
1 cup buttermilk


Preheat your oven to 400°F. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl, or in the food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and add into the flour. Mix together until the mixture resembles coarse meal. If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved. Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined. If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. The dough should be very wet. Scrape the dough out onto a floured board. Gently pat the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick and in a rectangular shape (do not roll with a rolling pin). Then, fold the dough over itself about 5 times and then gently press the dough down to a ¾ -1-inch thickness. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes - the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.