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5 from 10 votes

Easy Homemade Simple Biscuits

These Simple Biscuits, are buttery and flakey and everything a biscuit should be. Fast and easy to make and just in time for dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Biscuits, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, simple biscuits
Servings: 5 biscuits
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 2 tablespoons whole / whipping cream
  • 9 tablespoons milk (2% or whole)
  • 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar

**or 3/4 cup store bought buttermilk.


    • 1 3/4 cups flour (230 grams)
    • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons very cold butter* (75 grams)

    *Place the butter in the freezer for at least 15-20 minutes.


      • Pre-heat oven to 425° (215° C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.


      • In a small bowl add the cream, milk and vinegar, stir to combine, then let sit 5-10 minutes.


      • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Grate the frozen / very cold butter into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Add the buttermilk and stir just until combined. Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead to bring the dough together, approximately 10-12 times (do not over-knead).
      • Gently flatten the dough with the palm of your hand into a rectangle shape, fold one end into the middle then fold the other end over the first end (like an envelope). Again gently flatten the dough with the palm of your hand to about 1 inch thick, then cut out 5 circles with a 2 1/2 (6 cm) round cookie cutter. Place biscuits on prepared cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes. Brush the warm biscuits with melted butter if desired. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!


      If the Biscuit dough is very wet add a little flour, if very dry add a little milk.


      Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.1mg