Buttermilk Biscuits! A staple on our Canadian table!
These buttermilk biscuits are as Southern and as authentic as they come! This recipe is from my Maw Maw (Grandmother, Nana, etc. to all you non-Southerners!) My Maw Maw was from southern Mississippi and moved to New Orleans well before I was even a thought! I’m sure glad she did!
Maw Maw made these buttermilk biscuits all the time and was one of the dishes she was known for! They would be served at breakfast with sausage and /or bacon. For dinner, they would be a side dish with fried chicken, fried pork chops and many other main dishes. There was always a reason for a skillet of buttermilk biscuits!
I received quite a few lessons in biscuit making and as a result, I now feel like I have perfected them.
She would mix everything into a dough, then roll them into perfect balls and put them into a cast iron skillet ready for the oven. Perfection every time!
The dough will be sticky, but once you roll each ball in the flour it will be ready to go!
This is definitely a recipe you should make in your cast iron skillet, it will give a nice crust to your biscuits.Print
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 15 1x
- Category: Baking
- Method: Cast Iron
- Cuisine: Cajun
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup cold salted butter
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup flour for coating
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk this dry mixture together gently to blend, about a minute.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Slowly pour in the buttermilk. I like to use a butter knife to “cut” through the mixture until a dough forms. I find that this helps keep the dough tender. Keep dragging the knife through the dough to incorporate the buttermilk. If you find some dry areas at the bottom of the bowl, add a splash or two until all of the dough is moistened.
- Now, grab a small ball of dough and roll in your hand like a meatball. Then roll the ball and coat all sides in flour.
- Make sure the inside of your cast iron skillet is lightly coated in some oil (vegetable oil), this will keep them from sticking.
- Place the dough balls in the skillet, evenly spaced.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
If you want extra buttery biscuits, melt ½ cup of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits once they come out of the oven.
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