Love Me Tender Biscuits

Garrison Wayne


Love Me Tender Biscuits are the best biscuits I have ever made. My original recipe calls for cake flour. I have discovered Bob's Red Mill Cake Flour and I find it to be the best I have ever tried. I never realized what a difference the correct flour can make. Cake flour keeps these biscuits very soft and tender. I will say that they melt in your mouth. These will be my signature biscuits. I hope you agree.


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8 biscuits
15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    cake flour, bob's red mill is a good one
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    cold butter, unsalted, cut in pats
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk, or a little more, as needed
  • 1 large
    egg yolk, beaten
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    cake flour
  • ·
    softened unsalted butter for brushing tops of biscuits

How to Make Love Me Tender Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place 1 1/2 cups cake flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl and stir with a fork to mix well.
  3. Add the butter pats and mix into the flour mix with a pastry blender until a coarse meal is achieved.
  4. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk and egg yolk and mix with a fork. The dough should come together. If it seems too dry, add a little more buttermilk, until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Turn out on a board that is floured with the 2-3 tablespoons of cake flour. Knead 12-15 times, incorporating a bit of flour with each turn. Discard excess flour.
  6. Gather dough and form a ball. Press down with fingers/palms to make a 7 1/2 inch circle. Cut in 8ths. These biscuits are scone shaped.
  7. Transfer biscuits to a baking sheet, leaving room to spread out. Brush tops of biscuits with some softened butter. Bake for 12-14 minutes in the center of oven.
  8. Makes 8 good sized biscuits. Serve hot from the oven. These biscuits reheat better than others I have tried.

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