Buttermilk Biscuits - Food Processor

Cassie *


These are so simple to make in the food processor. Using a food processor makes for a more tender biscuit, because you aren't handling the dough as much. A few pulses, and you have biscuit dough.

You can make this recipe as you would any other scratch biscuit if you don't have a food processor.


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10 - 12 biscuits
10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, very cold
  • 1 c
    buttermilk , maybe a little less

How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits - Food Processor


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

    Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal.

    If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved.
  3. Add the buttermilk and mix just until combined.

    If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet.

    Turn the dough out onto a floured board.
  4. Gently pat the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick.

    Use a round cutter to cut into rounds.
  5. If you like soft sides, place the biscuits touching each other on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

    If you like crunchy sides, put them about 1 inch apart these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.

    I brushed the biscuits with milk, and cracked some fresh black pepper on top.

    Bake for 10 - 12 minutes ( do not over bake )
  6. Enjoy with sausage gravy, jam, honey or just a slather of butter.

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About Buttermilk Biscuits - Food Processor

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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