I’ve taken plenty of pictures to visually show you step-by-step instructions. I hope you find it helpful. At the end of this blog post, you’ll see my Buttermilk Biscuit and Gravy recipe with all the ingredients and kitchen tools listed.
You can print it out, too!
Ok, it’s time to make buttermilk biscuits! Let’s gather up the ingredients and kitchen tools. Make sure all your ingredients are cold.
Start by placing the butter in the freezer. I’ll explain why later.
Then preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Take the baking sheets and place one baking sheet on top of the other, then line it with parchment paper (optional) and set it aside.
In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
Start sifting or whisking away to evenly distribute the ingredients.
Cut up the frozen butter into small pieces. Frozen butter is much easier to cut up and fast to mix into the dough with less cleanup, too… you’ll see.
Add the pieces of butter into the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture.
You’ll know you’re done cutting the butter and flour mixture when it has a grain-like texture. Set it aside.
Crack the eggs in a small bowl and beat it lightly.
Pour the lightly beaten egg and the buttermilk into the flour mixture.
Now, start stirring and mixing with a fork.
Mix the dough until it’s incorporated and looks a bit shaggy! Don’t worry if all the flour mixture does not “combine” together.
Okie dokie… we’re almost there. Place the dough on a countertop or a cutting board. You can lightly flour your countertop, if you want.
Gently gather the loose bits and pat it into the dough and make it into a ball. Then, lightly knead the dough (about 2-3 times) so that it comes together. Again, don’t over knead the dough. We’re not making bread =p
Gently pat the dough out to about 1/2″ thickness and press the cookie cutter into the dough. You hear that “swoosh” sound?!?!
Sweet! You just made your first biscuit. Now keep them biscuits coming because the oven’s awaiting.
Place the buttermilk biscuits on the baking sheet.
Remember, you don’t need to grease the baking sheet or the parchment paper.
Break an egg into a small bowl and beat it well to make an egg wash.
Brush the egg wash on top of each biscuit with a pastry brush. Do you see the runt biscuit on the left? Leave no dough behind!
It’s time to place these beauties in the oven. Place the buttermilk biscuits in the center of the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
In the meantime, head on over to the Gravy, Bacon, and Eggs page.
My oven tends to bake at a higher temperature so it only took me 13 minutes until the buttermilk biscuits turned golden brown on top. Isn’t she beautiful?
Yummy… look at those golden brown buttermilk biscuits! Hope you made the gravy, eggs and bacon while these were baking in the oven because you’ll enjoy these right when the bell dings. Well, I guess you could wait a minute so you won’t burn your tongue =)