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buttermilk biscuits

Buttermilk and Sour Cream Biscuits

These biscuits are absolutely divine and flaky. Wonderful with just butter or smothered in sausage gravy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 228 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Whisk the sour cream into the buttermilk in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, until completely mixed. Cut in the shortening with a fork until coarsely mixed in. (Should look crumbly.)
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and fold together with a spatula until just combined, and then hand-knead until smooth.
  • On a clean floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll dough out to about 1 inch thickness. Dip the rim of a drinking glass into flour and cut the biscuits. Reroll excess and cut until all dough is used.
  • Brush off excess flour from the biscuits and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake biscuits on center rack for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and risen. Brush with melted butter if desired.


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 500mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2mg
Keyword buttermilk
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