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Homemade Biscuit Recipe

Flaky, buttery homemade biscuits that are to die for. These delicious biscuits are not only simple and soft, but make the perfect side dish for any meal.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 biscuits
Calories 234 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 4 cups self rising flour
  • 2 TB baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter, cold cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, add the cut up butter. Blend into the flour until butter pieces are about the size of a pea.

  2. With a wooden spoon, mix in 2 beaten eggs and then 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Stir until dough forms together. (should be sticky. Add more buttermilk if dough is too dry). Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes-overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 400.

  4. On a floured surface, form your dough into a circle, 14" across and about 1/2" thick. Make 20 biscuits by using a 2 3/4" thick round cutter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Align so that they are touching.

  5. Beat 1 egg and 1 TB buttermilk in a small bowl. Brush biscuit tops and place in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy warm or for up to 2 days in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Biscuit Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.