Three Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

These Three Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits are soft and loaded with flaky layers!

The recipe makes the BEST buttermilk biscuits! And, these ingredients work together so well for incredible taste, flaky layers, and super big, fluffy Southern buttermilk biscuits.

– Flour – Shortening – Buttermik




Preheat oven to 475° F. Place a layer of parchment or Silpat onto a rimmed baking sheet, or lightly coat that baking sheet or a cast iron skillet with vegetable shortening or butter. Set aside.

Add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Then, add the cold shortening, butter, or bacon fat and combine with flour by cutting it in with a pastry blender, two forks, or knives until it’s well combined and looks like a coarse meal.


Cut in the fat

Slowly pour in buttermilk and stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix!


Add the buttermilk

Pat and fold


Pour biscuit dough onto a floured pastry cloth, parchment, paper towels, or dough board.


Gently pat out the dough and shape it into a rectangle. Then fold until you’ve reached about 1/2 inch rectangle.

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