Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

This easy biscuit recipe calls for both baking powder and baking soda, and the dough is rolled out and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter.

Winter 2017

  • Flaky homemade Country-Style Buttermilk Biscuits fresh out of the oven.
    Photo by Fotolia/Brent Hofacker

Yield: 10-12 biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe


• 2 cups flour
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
• 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
• 7 tablespoons lard, cold
• 1 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix well, and sift again.

With a pastry blender or fork, cut in lard until coarse crumbs form.

Add buttermilk, and mix gently until dough forms and comes together.

Turn dough out onto a floured work surface, and roll or pat out to about 3⁄4-inch thickness. Cut into biscuits, and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for about 12 minutes.

Find more classic Capper's Farmer homemade breads in Easy Bread Recipes.