Best Buttermilk Biscuits

"I found a recipe in the 12th Edition of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and modified it a bit to suit my liking. I served them along side a hearty beef stew. My husband proclaimed they are by far the best biscuits I've ever made. They turned out flaky and buttery and raised so nicely that we could actually peel the layers apart."
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10 biscuits




  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
  • Slice butter into cubes and cut into flour mixture until pea-sized crumbs form.
  • Add buttermilk and stir with a fork untl mixture is moistened.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, kneeding and folding dough until it holds together. Be careful not to handle too much, or the biscuits will become tough and butter will melt.
  • With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough until 1/4-inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until raised and golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

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  1. Fantastic biscuits!!! I made 1/2 of the recipe and got 8 nice sized biscuits. I ate the first one fresh from the oven with just some butter. After dinner, we had them as shortcake with strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping, my favorite. I froze the rest of the biscuits to serve later this week when the kids are over for dinner/dessert. This is a biscuit I would serve for dessert as it is sweet. I made a 2nd batch the next day, but didn't add the sugar and did add a couple of tablespoons of fresh chives, awesome!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for "Best of 2013 Tag Game."
  2. Delicious and easy to put together!
  3. Going to try this recipe tonight and I will chime back in later on. It looks like a recipe my mom would of had in her recipe box
  4. I love tea biscuits and buttermilk ones are my favorites, these were incredible, big, fluffy, light, tender and full of buttery flavor. My new go to recipe. I served them warm with butter and homemade raspberry jam, yummy. It was so good that the next day I served the rest as a base for strawberry shortcake, it worked beautifully. Thanks for sharing this winner MSW.
  5. Perfect!!! I made half a batch and they turned out great...the perfect southern style biscuit. I had a couple with my dinner and put the rest in a ziploc bag. The next day I had a couple more for breakfast (zapped them in the microwave for about 15 seconds) with a little butter and jam. Yummy!!!


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