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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15 Min
15 Min



  • 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

How to Make Awesome Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Chef’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.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl.
  5. Add the sour cream.
  6. Mix the sour cream into the flour.
  7. Place the 3 additional tablespoons of butter in the skillet.
  8. Place over low, heat and allow the butter to melt.
  9. Place a rack in the upper-middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (232c).
  10. Remove the frozen, grated butter from the freezer, and add to the flour mixture.
  11. Use a pastry cutter or two knifes to cut the butter into the flour.
  12. Chef’s Note: You should have small bits of butter, mixed in with the flour.
  13. Mix in the cold buttermilk, and incorporate using a fork, until the dough is a bit crumbly, but not overly wet.
  14. Remove the dough from the bowl, and add to a lightly floured surface.
  15. Use your hands to shape and pat the dough out to 1-inch (2.5cm) thick.
  16. Chef’s Tip: Work the dough a little as possible. The more you work the dough, the tougher the biscuits will be.
  17. Use a biscuit cutter, and cut out round biscuits.
  18. Raise the heat under the skillet to medium high, and allow the butter to begin to simmer.
  19. Remove the skillet from the stovetop, and add the biscuits.
  20. Chef’s Note: If you want, brush the tops of the biscuits with some additional butter.
  21. Place into the preheated oven, and bake until nice and golden brown, about 14 to 16 minutes.
  23. Leave 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.
  24. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Awesome Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits

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

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