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Buttermilk Biscuits

These buttermilk biscuits are the perfect side for just about any meal. Baked in a cast iron skillet, they come out the flakiest, buttery biscuits you’ll ever have!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup + 1 Tablespoon salted butter, frozen and cut into cubes for divided use


  • Preheat your grill or smoker 425 degrees F.
  • In a large food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse to combine.
  • Add 3/4 cups of frozen butter cubes to the food processor and pulse 8-10 times or until the butter is the size of small peas. If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the frozen butter on a cheese grater and add it to the dry ingredients.
  • Remove the blade from the processor and gently mix in the buttermilk using a rubber spatula. Do not overmix. Stir until a loose and soft dough forms.
  • Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead 5 or 6 times. Lightly pad dough into a 12" circle.
  • Butter a 12" cast iron skillet with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of butter.
  • Cut the dough into 12 or 16 biscuits and lay them into a buttered skillet or baking dish.
  • Place the skillet on your preheated grill (or in your oven). Close the lid, and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  • While the biscuits are still warm, brush with more melted butter (optional) and serve warm.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg