Buttermilk Biscuits for the Perfect Morning Start
Buttermilk biscuits ready in no time
- 320 all purpose flour
- 150 g butter
- 100 ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 4 green onions
- sesame seeds (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Chopping block
- Bench scraper
- Oven tray
- Pastry brush
- Parchment paper
I can honestly say that buttermilk biscuits are some of my favorite things to eat in the morning. They are buttery and flaky, and absolutely divine. And when you make a biscuits and gravy combo, well, breakfast simply can't get any better.
Without further ado, let me tell you more about my homemade biscuits so you can make your own.
- Reserve 20 grams of butter and put it in a saucepan because you will have to melt it.
- Transfer the rest of the butter into a mixing bowl along with the flour, chopped green onion, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and buttermilk.
- Using your hands or a pastry cutter, start to crumble the butter and stir to combine everything.
- Move all composition directly on your work surface and gently form a block of dough. Take the laterals and fold them to the middle. Press to form the initial block and repeat the process. By doing so, you are creating those beautiful butter layers.
- Now, you should be looking at a dough block. Cut it into 8 equal pieces (as equally as you can.)
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the biscuits on it.
- Melt the reserved butter and brush it on each piece of biscuit. Sprinkle some flaky salt and sesame seeds on them.
- Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown in the preheated oven at 220 degrees Celsius (425 F).
- Take the tray out and let the biscuits rest for a couple of minutes, then serve them with anything you feel like it. You can try our biscuits recipe served with gravy, or you can simply eat them with some butter and jam.
There are thousands and thousands of biscuit recipes. And the funny thing is that the term 'biscuit' doesn't apply to the same dish in all countries.
In the US and Canada, 'biscuits' are these amazing baked quick bread types that use baking powder or baking soda as leavening agents. Yet, in Romania, for example, we call biscuits all those sweet, hard cookies. To give you an example, we call Biscoff cookies - biscuits.
Regardless of this name-related discussion, if you want to make only baking powder biscuits, you can do it. However, I think that baking soda really makes a difference here.
Also, if you want to make these biscuits vegan, just replace the buttermilk and butter with your favorite vegan substitutes. I won't say they will be the same, but they should be tasty nevertheless.
* Even though we can't eat 8 biscuits at one meal (I mean, we could, but we don't), I prepare the whole 8 pieces. I freeze 4 of the rough dough pieces in individual plastic wraps and use them afterward.
** You can skip the green onion if you don't like it. You can also replace it with green garlic or chives.
*** Don't forget to tag us on Instagram when making this dish.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 291
- Total Fat 16 g
- Cholesterol 41 mg
- Sodium 775 mg
- Potassium 77 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 32 g
- Sugars 2 g
- Protein 5 g