Buttery Biscuits

Hi all– Our Laurel flew into town yesterday!!  Hooray!  She makes everything double the fun around here.   So we had the grandparents in for dinner to see their girl– for chicken soup, a peachy salad and these biscuits.

They are a little more work– but there are a couple little magic tricks that make them layered and crispy.  Don’t you love biscuits?? And I’ll bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), frozen
2 cups flour
1 tab. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup cold buttermilk

Take the butter from the freezer and use a larger holes on a box grater to grate the frozen butter.  Scoop it into a bowl and set it back in the freezer

In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Then add in the frozen butter using a pastry blender or 2 forks to mix it to a pebbly mixture.  Stir in the buttermilk until the dough is all cohesive and moist.

Turn the dough out on to a counter dusted with flour and shape it into a rectangle about an inch thick.  Cut the dough in half and stack the two layers.  Cut it in half again and put both halves in a stack again.  Do it a third time.  Reshape the rectangle and cut the dough into twelve squares and set the biscuits onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Then– don’t put them in the oven!!  Set the baking sheet back into the freezer for 10 minutes.

Take the biscuits on the baking sheet directly from the freezer to a 425 degree oven and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes until they are nicely browned.  Serve them hot with still more butter and pretty jam!

And here’s our Laurel with her John just before there Wisconsin wedding this summer.  So glad she’s here!  (and John arrives this evening!)


43 thoughts on “Buttery Biscuits

    • Hi Debi! I know– I love biscuits, but don’t really make them for just Larry and me! But I ignore all those butter calories when kids come in. Hope all’s well with you and your girls!! xox

    • Hi Lacey– Laurel makes everything a party– love having her in the house. She heads home tomorrow, but it’s been a great week. Today we went to Homegoods and she picked out a little pile of treats for her birthday coming up next week– that was fun! take care friend. xox

    • Thanks Shanika! It’s been a great week with our kids home– my favorite is everyone squeezing in the kitchen for breakfast in the morning–all bed heads and pajamas. Hope all’s well with you across the country. Blessings. xox

  1. Oh my goodness now I am hungry again LOL!! well not really, these look yummy!!

    God Bless All my Sisters and Brother in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

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    Kristi Ann

  2. Your Laurel is such a beauty! I shall have to try the tricks of grating the butter, I’ve read about that before but have never tried it so I’m going to give it a whirl! Happy Saturday! Off to see my son’s last band competition of his HS career! Sniff, sniff! -Kat

    • Hi Kat– to be honest, it was a little messy, but they came out crispy and flakey. Larry’s grandmother from Arkansas and her biscuits are legendary in the family– so the bar is high around here! And– oh gosh! I know what you mean. It’s so much fun to walk through activities with your kids and it is sad to seem them end! I hope it went really well for his ending competition!! So cool that he has that talent! hugs hugs Kat!

  3. Biscuits are my absolute favorite thing to eat and these do not look like they’ll disappoint! They are everything a biscuit should be: flaky, buttery, layered, crispy, yet pillowy! That’s what I can tell just from the pictures! Now o just need to actually try them! Thanks for this recipe ❤️

  4. I was just looking for a biscuit recipe when I thought I haven’t been by to “see you” in so long! You’ve had so many wonderful posts and of course I had to read each one, and then lo and behold – a biscuit recipe!! I remember making biscuits kind of like these years ago, with all the layers, so I’m off to the kitchen!! 🙂 Wish me luck – biscuits aren’t my forte but these look so heavenly I’m inspired!

      • Yeah, I’ve tried it before and it’s an absolute pain, but you’re right – they do come out well. 🙂 I had to make biscuits twice. I couldn’t figure out why the 1st batch didn’t rise then realized I goofed up and only put a teaspoon of baking powder in them instead of a tablespoon!

        • ha ha! that sounds familiar! I thought these biscuits were really good, but I know the next time I make biscuits, I probably will be in a hurry/be lazy and just do it the normal way… Love you taco skillet recipe! Going to give it a try xox Mollie!

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