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Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

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Light and flaky buttermilk biscuits are perfect with any meal.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
25 min
Recipe Servings

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons your favorite fruit preserves (peach, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)

Heat oven to 450°F. 

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. 

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times or until smooth.

Roll out dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. 

Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

Brush biscuits with melted butter.

Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned. 

For the fruit butter, stir together softened butter and preserves in bowl until well mixed.

Serve warm biscuits with fruit butter.

Other Variations:

Savory Herb Biscuits: Omit salt. Prepare biscuits as directed above, adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt. Stir in 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried herbs (dill weed, chives or crushed rosemary leaves).

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits: Omit salt. Prepare biscuits as directed above, stirring in 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon with flour. Stir in 1/3 cup raisins with buttermilk. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle biscuits with sugar before baking.


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