Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

From Vegetarian Times, biscuits made with yeast so that they're light and flavourful. I've edited this recipe a bit to include RecipeBaroness' suggestions. The buttermilk should be warm rather than room temperature and a bit of the sugar should be added to the buttermilk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add yeast and 1 tsp of the sugar to the warmed buttermilk and stir until dissolved.
  2. Combine flour, sugar and salt in large bowl. Blend butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal (Use fingers, two knives or pastry blender).
  3. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, and stir until soft dough forms (You may need to add more buttermilk to make dough hold together).
  4. Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin. Knead dough 8 or 9 times, or until smooth. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut into 3-inch circles.
  5. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  6. Place biscuits on baking sheet, cover with clean kitchen towel and let rise 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  7. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until biscuits are pale brown.
  8. Time to make doesn't include the 20 minute rising time.
Most Helpful

5 5

I loved these Biscuits! I did how ever warm the Butter milk up on the stove just a little before I added the yeast and the dough rose just fine! the texture and flavor were great! I'll make these again! thanks for a great recipe!

4 5

Well it took me two tries at this and I'll be the first to say I'm Biscuit challenged. I think the problems I had were with the buttermilk and yeast mixture. I don't ever think the buttermilk got warm enough. I let them sit for about an hour before baking and they didn't rise at all. Didn't do much in the oven either. The outside was a little tough but the inside was great. I only got about 6 biscuits from this recipe. Thanks

4 5

These were easy enough but didn't rise very well. The consistancy is more like a roll than a biscuit, but still a very tasty bread.