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Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Living JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: Makes 16 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk


Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly; add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 2 or 3 times.

Pat or roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 83
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.8g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Calcium: 43mg

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