• Jennette Werle, CIHC, DH

How to Make Southern Biscuits GF, NS,EF

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Find the photos below with all steps to aid you in baking the biscuits the first time. Please note the recipe contains no eggs, gluten or added sugar. If you use the egg wash, you are adding eggs to the recipe. The main photo below the biscuit is shinny because of the egg wash, but the egg wash is optional.

Southern Biscuits Recipe

Makes 6 full 3" biscuits

Preheat the oven 425 F, Bake time 20 minutes.


Unsalted butter, cold 7 oz. (3/4 cup)

Buttermilk full fat 10.5 oz (1-1/4 cups), plus more due to room temperature and humidity.

Gluten free flour, 14 oz, (Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 ratio),This is the only flour I have used for these biscuits.

Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

Baking Powder 4 teaspoons

Salt 1-1/4 teaspoons


Sift all the dry ingredients inside a medium to large bowl. Add cold butter and cut it with the bench scraper. Next use the rubbing method to disperse the butter into the dry ingredients. Don't over work the dough it should look like a large chucks coarse meal. Next add the cold buttermilk all at once and folded into the dry ingredients. Form a square about 2" thick with a rolling pin and roll the dough until you have a smooth square.Next use a 3" round biscuit cutter and cut straight down 6 biscuits, but don't twist the cutter or you will not see the layering effects once the biscuits are baked. You will have a small bit of dough left enough to form a small biscuit. Place the 6 biscuits over parchment paper and bake for abut 20 to 25 minutes until they are golden brown. Take out of the oven an allow them to cool completely. Optional, you can brush the top of the biscuits before baking with an egg wash (one large egg and one tablespoon of buttermilk whisk all together) or you can brush the baked biscuits with extra butter and no egg wash.

Note: The egg wash makes the top of the biscuits shiny as the main picture above.

Serve with my homemade strawberry or cherry jam. Find recipe in this blog.

Please note the biscuits in the photos below were not glazed with an egg wash only butter was brushed over the tops after they were baked.

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