The Saga of the No Rise Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to Fluffy and Flaky!

September 8, 2023

The Saga of the No Rise Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to Fluffy and Flaky!

There's nothing more comforting than a warm, homemade biscuit. As a Southerner, biscuits are a staple in my kitchen. However, I know not everyone has experience making them from scratch. After receiving requests from viewers, I decided to film a tutorial showing you my "foolproof" biscuit recipe and technique.

For the recipe, I use White Lily self-rising flour which gives biscuits the perfect texture. I cut a stick of chilled salted butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then I add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Next, I stir in 1 cup of buttermilk until just combined. The secret is not overmixing - this ensures a tender biscuit. I pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thick and cut biscuits using a round cutter.

In my first attempt, the biscuits didn't rise as high as I wanted.

Take 1:

But I was determined to get it right, so I called my Aunt for advice and gave it another try!

Take 2:

She suggested a few tweaks that made all the difference.

The key is keeping the butter cold. I started by chilling my dough bowl in an ice water bath before mixing. This helped prevent the butter from melting too much. I also patted out the dough instead of rolling it, which incorporates less air.

Aunt Sally also suggested that I preheat my oven to a high 475 degrees F and place the biscuits touching on an ungreased baking sheet. This time, they rose up tall and golden brown after 10-12 minutes.

The extra steps like chilling the dough and patting instead of rolling, preheating to 475 degrees F, and placing the biscuit closer together really made a difference. This time, they rose up tall and golden brown after 10-12 minutes.

I hope these tips help you achieve fluffy, flaky biscuits at home! Let me know if you have any other questions. Now who's ready to bake?

Y'all ready? Let's get cookin'!

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