Lightly crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside, homemade buttermilk biscuits are sure to please! They are one of the most versatile of breads. Easy to make, homemade buttermilk biscuits go with just about any meal. Enjoy them with a variety of flavored butters!
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
- baking sheet
- Large mixing bowl
- Cutting board
- basting brush
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup coconut oil softened
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1¼ cups buttermilk
- ½ stick butter melted
- Preheat oven to 425°
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, softened coconut oil, salt, and baking powder. With a mixer on low, combine the ingredients until they resemble oatmeal and stick together.
- Add the buttermilk. Work the buttermilk into the dough slowly and gently. Let it kind of soak into the flour mixture. Working biscuit dough as little as possible is they way to make the softest, flakiest biscuits (add a splash of milk if the dough is still to dry).
- Sprinkle flour onto a cutting board. Place the dough on the board and sprinkle some flour on top of the dough.
- With your hands, gently press the dough out until it is about an inch to 1¼ inches thick. Do not knead biscuit dough.
- Using a glass or biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits from the dough and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. If the dough sticks to the glass or biscuit cutter, just dip it in a little flour before cutting.
- Melt ½ a stick of butter and brush it over the tops of each biscuit.
- Bake biscuits at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Flavored Butters
There are so many ways to serve homemade buttermilk biscuits! In a future post, I’ll show you how to make sausage gravy for amazing Biscuits & Gravy. For now, I’ll give you a couple of ways to make wonderful flavored butters for topping your buttermilk biscuits.
Something magical happens when butter is mixed with something for flavoring. A homemade buttermilk biscuit buttered and topped with strawberry jam is great. But mix that strawberry jam into the butter and something wonderful happens. The flavors blend and create a spread that is phenomenal.
The ways to flavor butter are infinite. Honey Butter is a classic. Homemade buttermilk biscuits can be topped with savory and sweet flavors. One savory flavor to try is Chive Butter. Mix 2 teaspoons of chopped chives into 1 stick of softened butter.
I’m partial to sweet butters, so for this article, I’m making Orange Marmalade Butter and Maple Fig Butter. Here’s how to make them:
Orange Marmalade Butter
Into one stick of softened butter, stir ¼ of a cup of orange marmalade. Stir until it is well mixed. Place it in a dish and top with a spoonful of orange marmalade.
Maple Fig Butter
Into one stick of softened butter, stir ¼ of a cup of fig jam and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Stir together until the mixture is well blended. Put it in a serving dish and top it with a spoonful of fig jam. Drizzle a little maple syrup over the top.
Be creative with flavoring butter! Jellies don’t mix in with butter very well, but jams with bits of fruit do. Try your favorite! Add chopped nuts, molasses, honey, herbs, brown sugar – the possibilities are endless.