Amish Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Posted on Feb 27 2014 - 4:13pm by Susan Bewley

Amish Buttermilk Buiscuits

Do you love making breakfast? While I may not have time to do it often, I enjoy getting out the sausage, bacon, and eggs to make a delicious breakfast for my husband and myself. Growing up, it was actually one of my favorite dinners too, especially since my mother never had time to make a big breakfast for any of us in the morning. Now that I am older, I love doing the same thing for my husband on weekends. The one thing has always been a frustration for me, however, were biscuits. I have tried so many biscuit recipes, but none of them seem to taste like the ones from restaurants or that my mother used to make from scratch.

Recently, however, I found the perfect recipe. To my surprise, they didn’t just taste amazing, but were very easy to make. I expected the recipe to take over an hour to make and likely making a giant mess of my kitchen, not something this easy. Since I loved this Amish Buttermilk Biscuits recipe so much, I wanted to share it with all of you and your own families. Feel free to tell us what you think of this supper yummy recipe!

Note: Special thanks to my friend LaDonna from Mom Blog Society for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Amish Buttermilk Biscuits
Looking for a delicious biscuit recipe? We think you will love this made from scratch Amish Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 8 oz. (1-3/4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed for shaping the dough
  • 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) very cold unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup very cold buttermilk
  1. Mix the dough:
  2. Heat the oven to 400°F and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Line the baking sheet with parchment. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  3. Cut the butter into small bits and toss with the flour this will help create air pockets which will form flaky layers. With a sharp knife cut the cold butter crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices, and cut again, and one more time until you have tiny pieces of butter. Toss the butter bits into the bowl with the flour mixture. Cut the butter bits into the flour.
  4. Add the cold buttermilk and stir with a large spoon until all or most of the flour is absorbed, and the dough forms a coarse lump.
  5. Dust a work surface with flour and knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes. Kneading the dough is very important. Don't skimp.
  6. Roll or press the dough into a ½-inch-thick oval. Cut a 2-inch or 2-3/4-inch round biscuit using a cutter, dipping the cutter in flour between each biscuit. Transfer the biscuits to the baking sheet, placing them about ½ inch apart.
  7. Bake @ 450°F. Bake for 8 minutes; rotate the pan 180 degrees; continue baking until both the tops and bottoms of the biscuits are a rich golden brown and the biscuits have doubled in height.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

27 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shannon February 28, 2014 at 3:17 am - Reply

    These sound delightful, thank you for sharing…

  2. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) February 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing, pinned so I could try it. I have been looking for different biscuit recipes that my husband will like.

  3. shylo57 February 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing and easy recipe, one we will be using for years to come. Thanks for the pin it button, making it so easy to save!

  4. ellen beck March 1, 2014 at 1:58 am - Reply

    There is nothing better than fresh baked bicuits. My Mom used to make them every single morning!

  5. Amy Adams March 1, 2014 at 4:57 am - Reply

    This looks like an easy recipe for homemade biscuits! They look so good; I wish I could have one right now!

  6. kimberly bhatti March 1, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    these look so good!

  7. lisa March 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    The recipe sounds pretty good. I have never made a biscuit that hasn’t popped out of a can.

  8. md Kennedy March 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I haven’t had real buttermilk biscuits since my Grampa was around – more than 15 years ago – he was a huge fan of buttermilk and everyone else hated it! In his memory I will have to make these biscuits.

  9. Robyn B. March 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    These look so yummy, I’m going to have to make a batch now.

  10. Blythe J March 3, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    These biscuits sound good! I like flaky biscuits and these sound easy enough to make.

  11. Mary McCloy March 3, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I have been to Amish restaurants and they have great biscuits,so now I can make them myself 🙂 thanks !

  12. Carolyn Colley March 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    these look very good, thanks for sharing

  13. Nena Sinclair March 4, 2014 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I love fresh, hot biscuits and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing

  14. Lisa Ehrman March 4, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Yum! These look so good 🙂 I love homemade biscuits, especially with buttermilk.

  15. Jana March 7, 2014 at 12:07 am - Reply

    These look amazing! Visiting from

  16. denise low March 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Sounds good to me. Making me hungry.

  17. Sandra Beeman March 18, 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I have always loved any recipe using buttermilk. Pancakes, red velvet cake and biscuits are favorites of mine. I enjoy a breakfast-dinner every now and then as well. Clear-cut recipe whick I will try soon has been presented here.

  18. Wanda Tracey March 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these biscuits.They look delicious and I think they will be perfect for when I serve homemade soup next time.

  19. Pam April 3, 2014 at 8:46 am - Reply

    These look delicious and something that my family would love along side a good bowl of beef stew or chili!

  20. Marlene April 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I will be making biscuits this weekend using this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Melinda Dartmann May 10, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Wow! This is the same recipe that I have been using for years! It’s really great to see recipes that are true and tried that are still around. It shows that they are always used!

  22. ANN*H May 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    My mom made homemade biscuit for us 5 kids all the time. Maybe thats why I like them a lot more than store bought. I enjoy Amish recipes so so much, and thank you for sharing this one. Cant wait to make them and top with strawberry jam – yum : )

  23. Ashley May 24, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Wow, these sound amazing! I love biscuits, and I miss using real ingredients to make things (been using canned recently). I just love perfecting a recipe from knowing a bit of the food science behind it; I wonder why it’s so important to have cold ingredients?

  24. melissa cushing June 9, 2014 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I am definitely looking to make some homemade biscuits and this is where I will start! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Terri S June 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    These biscuits look so good. I love biscuits with butter and honey on them. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  26. Tammy M July 3, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    These look delicious! I must try them!

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