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miranda's no fail mile high buttermilk biscuits

Recipe by
Miranda Roderick
Washougal, WA

I have to say that I am not a fan of breakfast foods. I do not like eggs, bacon, toast or any of the typical breakfast dishes that most people enjoy. With that said, I do make one exception. I love warm, big, fluffy biscuits smothered with a good homemade sausage milk gravy. My recipe for Mile High Buttermilk Biscuits are buttery with soft flaky layers that melt in your mouth. This recipe is no fail and comes out perfect every time. Please visit my recipe blog at: You can also find me on Facebook at:

prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For miranda's no fail mile high buttermilk biscuits

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 8 Tbsp
    cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 c
    buttermilk, plus 1-2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter

How To Make miranda's no fail mile high buttermilk biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • 3
    Cut butter into flour mixture using a fork or pastry cutter.
  • 4
    Add buttermilk and stir with a large spoon until it forms a large ball. You may need add a little more buttermilk , 1 tsp at a time, if it is too dry.
  • 5
    Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold over in half and gently roll out again. Repeat six times to add flaky layers.
  • 6
    Using a round biscuit cutter or a large glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Do not twist the cutter or glass when cutting out the biscuits as this will cause them not to rise as much. If there are scraps, roll them together and cut out additional biscuits.
  • 7
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place biscuits on sheet with 2" separating them.
  • 8
    Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter after removing from oven. Serve plain, with jam, or some sausage milk gravy and enjoy!