Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Makes about 18 biscuits

Three leavening ingredients—yeast, baking powder, and baking soda—ensure light biscuits every time. Serve with Ginger Ale-Brown Sugar Smoked Ham, Figgy Port Chutney and Blue Cheese Butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut cream cheese and cold butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.

Step 3

Combine yeast mixture and buttermilk, and add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 6 to 8 times (about 30 seconds to 1 minute), sprinkling with up to 1/4 cup additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

Step 4

Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps once. Arrange biscuits on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 400° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.

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Ratings & Reviews

Annavl8's Review

January 29, 2014
These are the first biscuits I have ever made from scratch and they were wonderful!

ngossett's Review

January 17, 2013

tngolfgal's Review

May 21, 2012
We had this for dinner tonight and both of us thought it was very good. I baked the biscuits this afternoon for 10 minutes and froze the ones I wasn't going to use for another day. At dinner time I finished baking the biscuits. That worked well. I bought honey ham at the dell. The Figgy Port Chutney and Blue Cheese Butter were delicious. Great combination of flavors.

skipaustin's Review

April 23, 2012