Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

These heartwarming buttermilk biscuits taste delicious fresh out of the oven or served with a pepper gravy recipe.


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer and cut into thin slices
3/4 cup cold buttermilk
2 tablespoons buttermilk for brushing

Pepper gravy
4 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons fresh ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until it is the texture of coarse cornmeal.

Make a well in the center of butter and flour mixture. Pour in 3/4 cup buttermilk; stir until just combined.

Turn dough onto a floured work surface, pat together into a rectangle.

Fold the rectangle in thirds. Turn dough a half turn, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle. Repeat twice more, folding and pressing dough a total of three times.

Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick.

Cut out 12 biscuits using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter or if you do not have a cutter, you can use a mug or cup.

Brush the tops of biscuits with 2 tablespoons


Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

Pepper Gravy

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter.

Add flour and milk and stir until smooth with whisk.

Add salt and pepper and cook over low heat for 5 minutes to thicken.

Serve with fresh biscuits.