Awesome Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits

Andy Anderson !


I finally came up with a biscuit recipe that I can live with… These biscuits are cooked up in a cast iron skillet (but any skillet should do), and come out fluffy and tasty.

They are great for breakfast, or any time you crave a good tasty biscuit. I’ll usually break one open and put a nice piece of country sausage in, or smother them in some yummy sausage/milk gravy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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2 c
flour, all purpose variety
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt, kosher variety
1/4 c
sour cream
8 Tbsp
sweet butter, salted, frozen and shredded
1/2 - 3/4 c
fresh buttermilk, very cold
3 Tbsp
sweet butter, salted


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Chef’s Tip: What I do with the butter is place it into the freezer for about an hour, then remove and shred on the large holes of a box grater.

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4Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl.

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5Add the sour cream.

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6Mix the sour cream into the flour.

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7Place the 3 additional tablespoons of butter in the skillet.

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8Place over low, heat and allow the butter to melt.

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9Place a rack in the upper-middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (232c).

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10Remove the frozen, grated butter from the freezer, and add to the flour mixture.

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11Use a pastry cutter or two knifes to cut the butter into the flour.

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12Chef’s Note: You should have small bits of butter, mixed in with the flour.

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13Mix in the cold buttermilk, and incorporate using a fork, until the dough is a bit crumbly, but not overly wet.

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14Remove the dough from the bowl, and add to a lightly floured surface.

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15Use your hands to shape and pat the dough out to 1-inch (2.5cm) thick.

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16Chef’s Tip: Work the dough a little as possible. The more you work the dough, the tougher the biscuits will be.

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17Use a biscuit cutter, and cut out round biscuits.

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18Raise the heat under the skillet to medium high, and allow the butter to begin to simmer.

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19Remove the skillet from the stovetop, and add the biscuits.

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20Chef’s Note: If you want, brush the tops of the biscuits with some additional butter.

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21Place into the preheated oven, and bake until nice and golden brown, about 14 to 16 minutes.

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23Leave them in the skillet, and have your guests grab one or two. These are great for breakfast with eggs, or any other breakfast foods you like. Enjoy.

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24Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom