Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits

These Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits are Simple, Quick, Flaky and Delicious. Well worth the extra work. Better than the canned version

Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits

I was preparing a gnocchi dish one night and realized I forgot to pick up some bread to go along with the pasta. I didn’t even have any canned biscuits on hand. No sense in panicking though. I remembered I had this awesome Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits recipe I was dying to make.

biscuit dough in skillet

These biscuits are simple to make and produce a flaky texture and are absolutely delicious! All you need are a handful of ingredients and a cast-iron skillet!

Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

cast iron buttermilk biscuits

You are not limited to using a 2 1/2 inch cutter either when making these biscuits. I sometimes use a larger cutter. Sure you get fewer biscuits but they are bigger!

golden brown biscuits

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Kosher Salt, White Sugar, Unsalted Butter and Buttermilk.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut in cold butter until mix until crumbly.
  4. Gradually start to add buttermilk to dry mixture, consistently stirring until the mixture is completely moist.
  5. Move dough to a gently floured surface and knead a handful of times.
  6. Roll dough out to approximately 3/4 inch thick. Fold the dough in half, roll out the dough until 3/4 inch thick again.
  7. Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut biscuits, and place in a cast-iron skillet.
  8. Bake for approximately 17 minutes or until browned.
  9. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
couple of buttermilk biscuits on a plate

Printable Recipe Card

Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits

Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits

These Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits are Simple, Quick, Flaky and Delicious. Well worth the extra work. Better than the canned version
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 249 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ Tsp White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Cubed
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Cut in cold butter until mix until crumbly.
  • Gradually start to add buttermilk to dry mixture, consistently stirring until mixture is completely moist.
  • Move dough to gently floored surface and knead a handful of time.
  • Roll dough out to approximately 3/4 inch thick. Fold dough in half, roll out dough until 3/4 inch thick again.
  • Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut biscuits and place in cast-iron skillet.
  • Bake for approximately 17 minutes or until browned.
  • Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.

Notes

→ If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 225mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 450IUCalcium: 108mgIron: 1.6mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Jane says:

    These buttermilk biscuits are a gem to make. Very easy and tasty. Made them a few times and they have always come out perfect.

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