KFC Buttermilk Biscuits have to be one of my guilty pleasures. The KFC Buttermilk Biscuits are soft, billowy, and have a crunchy top. You know, you don’t have to leave home to make biscuits just like the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits. What I really like about making these KFC Buttermilk Biscuits at home means I can make them for breakfast, which I can’t do during the morning. This is one of the few recipes that I actually use self rising flour. I like the self rising flour in the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits because commercial self rising flour has a really nice consistency in flour. I do add a couple of secret weapons in my version of the KFC Biscuits.
In addition to the self rising flour, I also like to use, some sugar, for sweetness, and some cream of tartar to give these biscuits an additional lift. I think one of the qualities I like most about the KFC Buttermilk biscuits is how high, light, and fluffy they are. If you have never tried using buttermilk before in your biscuits, you should really give it a try, buttermilk gives your baked goods a fabulous tang, with the addition of sugar, and you get a really balanced flavor in the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits.
KFC Buttermilk Biscuits
KFC Buttermilk Biscuits
These are so wonderful at the restaurant now you can make them at home!
- 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chilled butter (you can use shortening)
- 2 tablespoons of butter melted (to top biscuits with)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cut butter into small cubes, if you use shortening chill it so you cut into small pieces. It is important to cut the butter into small pieces so it will make it easier to cut the butter into the flour. In a medium sized bowl combine self rising flour, sugar, and cream of tartar. Add in cubed butter, and work butter into the flour until it reaches a large sand grained texture. Add buttermilk, and stir long enough to stir buttermilk into the dough.
On a floured surface turn dough out of the bowl, and shape flour into a round shape, use a rolling pin to gently roll out dough to about 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of biscuits with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes.Print Recipe