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Buttermilk Biscuits

Points® value
Total Time
18 min
8 min
10 min
If you don't have buttermilk, put 7ml (1/2 Tbsp) lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measure and add milk to make 125ml (1/2 cup). Stir, then let stand 5 minutes.


All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Baking powder

1½ tsp(s)

Baking soda

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Salted butter

2 tbsp(s), chilled and cut into small pieces

1% low-fat buttermilk

4¼ oz

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).
  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  3. Combine flour and next three ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; stir just until moist.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 4 or 5 times. Roll dough to 1.25-cm (1⁄2-in) thickness; cut with a 6.25-cm (21⁄2-in) biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 230°C (450°F) for 10 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with light butter and honey, if desired (may affect POINTSPLUS value). Yield: 7 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit).