These simple 3 ingredient biscuits have tender, flaky layers made from a buttery buttermilk dough. Not only are they easy to prepare, they are perfect for breakfast or dinner!
Why These Are Awesome
These flavorful, flaky buttermilk biscuits contain only 3 ingredients and are simple to prepare! They're delicious for those weekend hot breakfasts or even as a side for your dinner entrees.
The layers are created by a process called laminating the dough. After the ingredients are formed into the biscuit dough, you turn it out onto a floured surface and repeatedly fold the dough over onto itself, press down, rotate, fold, press down, lather rinse repeat.
This process is similar to what one would do to make flaky homemade croissants, though much more simplified for this biscuit recipe.
What Ingredients Do You Need?
To make these 3 ingredient biscuits you will need:
- self-rising flour
- salted butter
But don't worry if you don't have exactly these ingredients - I have substitutes for all of them!
Instead of self-rising flour: Use 2 cups of all-purpose flour and add 2 tsp of baking powder and ½ tsp salt.
Instead of salted butter: Use ¼ cup unsalted butter and add ⅛ tsp salt to the dry ingredients.
Instead of buttermilk: Add 2.5 tsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup and then add enough milk (whole is best) to make ¾ cup. Stir and let stand for 10 minutes before using.
Do I Need Any Special Equipment?
You don't need anything fancy to prepare these 3 ingredient biscuits, but I do recommend a properly-sized pan. To get the highest rise out of your biscuits, the raw dough needs to touch when placed into the pan. You don't want to use a big pan that leaves too much space either between the biscuits or the side of the pan. I like to use a 9" round cake pan for this recipe.
What To Serve With Buttermilk Biscuits?
Serve these puppies warm with butter and a dab of honey or fruit jam, cut them open and stuff with eggs and sausage, or really anything you want. They're even great reheated... if you have any left over, that is. Enjoy!Print
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