This is really a basic recipe for buttery buttermilk biscuits that can be made with so many different ingredients to suit your individual tastes. I happen to love the slightly lemony bite that the dried thyme gives to these biscuits, but really it's up to you how you want to make this. You can even keep it plain flavoured if you like. This is an easy recipe that I could do blindfolded. Make a ton of these and keep the pre-baked biscuits in the freezer, so anytime you feel like biscuits all you have to do is bake them! I think you'll be enjoying them a lot more often now, enjoy! I will suggest other variations of this biscuit recipe that you can make below.

Makes about 8

Preheat the oven to 450 Degrees F.

Baking time: about 13-15 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tsp dried thyme (optional)
  • 5 tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional: if you want biscuits to be more crumbly)

Preheat the oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Add in the dried thyme and the cubes of cold butter, using a pastry cutter or the tips of your fingers, incorporate the butter into the flour mixture. The flour should look like coarse crumbs.

Add and stir in the egg (if using) and the buttermilk into the flour mixture, just until a dough starts to come together. Lightly flour a large cutting board and start to gently roll out the dough to about 1/2" thick.

Using a round cookie cutter, start to cut the dough into discs and place them onto the baking sheet. Bake the biscuits in the oven for about 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Best served warm with a spread of butter.

Other Variations:

Herbed biscuits - can replace the dried thyme with any other dried herb you like. You can also add fresh herbs like sage, rosemary or thyme as well.

Raisins or dried cranberries - Add 1 tbsp of sugar into the flour mixture and about 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries.

Cheese biscuits - Add about 2/3 cup of shredded/grated cheddar or another full flavoured cheese that you like.

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