Callie's Award Winning Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe & Techniques

From Carrie Morey's Hot Little Suppers cookbook

Callie's Award Winning Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe & Techniques

Our Award-Winning Biscuit Recipes

    With 22+ Specialty Food Awards under our belt, it's no wonder why this biscuit recipe has been shared on the TODAY Show, Food Network, and Cooking Channel!

Biscuit Making
It's funny – I grew up thinking everyone handmade their buttermilk biscuits at home like I did with my mom and grandmothers. From a can? No way! In the past two decades of building Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, I've learned two things:
  1. Everyone has a biscuit story – whether it be making them with their grandmama as a kid or popping the Pillsbury can on the side of the counter every Christmas. 
  2. The art of a handmade biscuit is not dead. 
I started this company with my mom's Country Ham recipe and with every new flavor we've created, with every new eatery we've opened, with every new customer we've created cherished relationships with, I have come to find that the art of a handmade, southern biscuit is not only dead... it's thriving!
Biscuit Making
Whether you are taking one of our classes or following the directions on the back of our Buttermilk, Shortcake, or Gluten-Free mixes you picked up from the grocery store, our process never changes. Every single one is made by hand. Today, I'm sharing just how simple, yet important, this process is!

Our baking technique for an American biscuit includes using your hands to make a snapping motion to incorporate the butter and cream cheese. If you want to know how to make them fluffier, you can remember our phrase: Biscuits are like friends. They rise taller when they are together! In other words, make sure your biscuits touch on the tray so they lift each other as they rise. 

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Biscuit Making

Gather Your Tools

2-inch biscuit cutter (or your preferred size!)
Parchment paper
Rimmed backing sheet
Rolling pin

Gather Your Ingredients

Buttermilk Biscuits:

2 cups Self-rising flour, we prefer White Lily or you can use our mix, plus more for dusting
6 Tablespoons salted butter, divided
2 Ounces cream cheese
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuit Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Place 2 cups of mix into a large bowl.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of salted butter and work it into the. Mix in a snapping motion with your fingers. Once your mix is the consistency of grated Parmesan cheese, add cream cheese in the same snapping manner. The cream cheese portions should be about the size of a dime.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dough. Add 3/4 cup buttermilk and combine until the dough is wet and sticky. Be careful not to overwork the dough. If more liquid is needed to absorb the flour, add the remaining buttermilk. 
  5. Liberally dust the dough, rolling surface, rolling pin, and cutter with the remaining mix. Flip the dough onto a dusted surface. Roll the dough using a rolling pin until it is 2 inches thick.
  6. As you cut the biscuits, place them on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet. The biscuits should touch. Bring the remaining dough back together into a mound. Roll, cut, and place the biscuits in the same manner.
  7. Melt the remaining butter and brush onto the biscuits.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

 When to mix in flavors:

To infuse your biscuits with exciting flavors like our cinnamon or sharp cheddar biscuits, incorporate your chosen flavors before adding the buttermilk. For instance, when preparing our cheese and chive biscuits, introduce the sharp cheddar and chives to your dough after you've combined the cream cheese but before adding the buttermilk. This ensures that the flavors meld seamlessly into the dough for a delicious result.

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Try our sweet shortcake biscuit recipe and gluten-free buttermilk biscuit recipe

You already know biscuits make a great side with your breakfast and the bookends for a tasty sandwich, but Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is more than that. Check out our blog for a complete rolodex of biscuit recipes and unique ways to enjoy them: The More You Know About Buttermilk Biscuits and Inspiring Ways to Enjoy Them.

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      Hot Little Tip

      The handmade process makes for a more tender, pillow-like biscuit. This recipe is the base of all of our biscuits. For cheddar biscuits, add hand grated sharp cheddar cheese before adding the liquid.
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