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Flaky biscuits stacked high on a cooling rack.

Classic Biscuits

A simple recipe for classic, flaky biscuits.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 each
Calories 500 kcal


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (16 Tbsp) frozen
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp honey


  • Heat oven to 400°. Whisk flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Using a box grater, grate 10 tbsp. butter into flour mixture, and gently mix with your hands. Add buttermilk, and gently fold to combine to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; pat into an 8" x 6" square (about 2" thick). Cut into 4 squares. Stack the squares on top of each other and roll until 3" thick. Cut into 6 squares. Place 3" apart on a parchment paper—lined baking sheet. Melt remaining butter in a small pan; mix with the honey. Bake until puffed and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Keyword biscuits, buttermilk, classic, flaky