The best ever Air Fryer Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. These flaky buttermilk biscuits have been tested, double tested and triple tested in order to bring you the best ever. These flaky biscuits are so good you won’t be able to stop at one!
These delicious Air Fryer Flaky Biscuits are sponsored by Ultra Cuisine and their Biscuit Cutters.
Those of you that read RecipeThis.com on a regular basis will know that I live with my family in Portugal. That I spent the first 26 years of my life living in England and the most recent 10 years living in Portugal.
What you might not know is that I also have an American family. Two out of the four aunts on my mothers’ side of the family, married men from the American armed forces and eventually moved over to the US. This meant that whenever they were visiting us in England when I was growing up there was always an American food influence.
My mum loved it because she got to try food long before it had become popular in England.
But it also means that I have a family to ask, whenever I see American food words that I have never heard of.
The flaky buttermilk biscuits is an example.
I would ask my cousin what it was and then that would solve that mystery just like many others. I am sure she gets sick of me asking her strange food things and my assumption that a food isn’t real that it is just something make believe from a movie.
When I asked my cousin in early 2018 what flaky buttermilk biscuits was, she simply said the American version of scones. After reading up on the two and the difference between those 2 recipes, she is spot on.
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits Vs Scones
The British scone and the Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits look virtually identical when you place them side by side.
From an ingredients list there is buttermilk in Flaky Biscuits compared to a combination of egg and milk used in Scones.
The British Scone uses a lot less butter than the Flaky Buttermilk Biscuit.
The classic cheese scone is very low in butter and uses cheese as its main ingredient for combining the dough.
The American biscuit is always associated with savoury meals, where as the British Scone has many variations both for sweet and savoury baking.
Air Fryer Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
The first time I ever baked with buttermilk, Dominic was well and truly hooked. We then went on to use it in our Southern Fried Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks.
He also insisted that we buy it all the time and it goes on our weekly grocery shop. Sadly, it is not readily available in Portugal and the only place we can buy it is at the English supermarket. The English supermarket is a 45-minute round trip, overpriced and we only go there once a month.
But when we do we do get some buttermilk and it is so good.
To make Air Fryer Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits there are just 3 main ingredients:
- Self-Raising Flour
I always recommend you choose self-raising flour over plain, just because it allows you to use 1 ingredient instead of 3 as you don’t need to add extra rising ingredients.
Then apart from those 3 ingredients you can add to your base to flavour them how you like them.
Add bacon and cheese for a classic option or add rosemary for one that suits a beef stew. The choice is yours. We are going to be showing you how to make the basic recipe of Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. That way you can rely on this recipe for everything and then just add ingredients as you need them.
I also cook my Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits in the Air Fryer. This is because it saves you burning them, they cook so well in the air fryer grill pan and that crispy finish is heaven. If you have not done so yet I recommend you check out my other Air Fryer Accessories that I frequently use.#AirFryer Flaky #Buttermilk #Biscuits @recipe_thisClick To Tweet
- Weigh out the butter and flour into a mixing bowl and rub the fat into the flour. Keep doing this until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- Pour in the buttermilk and using a fork mix well.
- Flour your hands and then using your hands make the mixture into a dough ball.
- Roll out the dough and using the biscuit cutters make into 16 medium sized flaky biscuits.
- Cook at the rate of four at a time in the air fryer via the grill pan, making sure you don’t have them touching and that they are NOT over crowded.
- Cook each set of 4 for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Serve warm.
I made 16 flaky buttermilk biscuits with the recipe above. If you just need 8 then half the recipe. Size matters – we don’t like super tall biscuits, but you went really tall then it would make a batch of 12 instead. If the dough is too wet add a little bit more flour and if it is too dry add a little bit extra buttermilk.
Before I cooked the flaky biscuits in the air fryer I added a little egg wash to the top and sides. You could also do the same but with melted butter. If you can always use self raising flour. It makes cooking so much easier and you can use a lot less ingredients. I always have plenty in the cupboard for when I am baking.
I recommend that you use a grill pan in your air fryer. It is perfect for baking and stops them sticking to the air fryer basket. Or another plan B is to use a baking mat that you have had cut to size. To make our air fryer flaky buttermilk biscuits we used this brand of biscuit cutters.
Ultra Cuisine Biscuit Cutters
I hate it when you spend hours trying to make a cookie or a biscuit look perfect and it fails miserably on you and you have loads of ugly shapes.
That is why Ultra Cuisine helped us out with our Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits.
Here are the top 10 reasons to buy these Biscuit Cutters:
- Convenient storage tin
- Dishwasher safe
- Don’t stick to dough
- Food-grade stainless steel
- Free cookie stencils
- Multiple sized ranging from 1 to 3.5 inches
- Rust-proof materials
- Sharp but doesn’t cut silicone mat
- Smooth top edge
- Versatile uses
Our verdict – Ultra Cuisine’s 11-piece biscuit cutters are top-notch for one important reason. The cutters stack in a matching stainless-steel container that takes up very little space. The entire tin is a little over an inch high and is less than 4 inches in diameter. You can tuck it away in a drawer with ease.
You get 11 cutters in all. The sizes found in the Ultra Cuisine Professional Stainless Steel 11-Piece Round Cutter Set are as follows:
- 1 inch
- 1 1/4 inch
- 1 1/2 inch
- 1 3/4 inch
- 2 inch
- 2 1/4 inch
- 2 1/2 inch
- 2 3/4 inch
- 3 inch
- 3 1/4 inch
- 3 1/2 inch
The biscuit cutters are sharp, but not so sharp that you can cut yourself. They never left scratches or cuts on my silicone rolling mat.
They are also more than biscuit cutters. They were so handy when cutting petals for fondant flowers. They cut sandwiches into perfect circles for finger sandwiches. They come in handy for cutting dough into circles for dumplings, pierogies, and ravioli.
They’ll be handy for cutting scones from dough and shaping quinoa or rice cakes for pan frying. No matter what I’ve used them to make, the dough doesn’t stick to the stainless-steel sides. I like that.
Overall – I’m impressed. I love that there is no top handle like many biscuit cutters use. Ultra Cuisine skipped the handles to make it easier to store. You may worry that that lack of a handle increases the risk of cutting yourself when using them on stiffer dough. They don’t. The company uses a rolled the top edge to give you a smooth, rounded edge when pressing down on the cutter.
For the money, Ultra Cuisine makes a handy set of biscuit cutters. At this point, I have hand-washed them and dried them immediately after. They haven’t shown any signs of water stains or potential rust. They haven’t warped after multiple uses. It looks like they’ll last a long time. I highly recommend them.
Buy Ultra Cuisine Biscuit Cutters
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Plus, a HUGE thank you to Ultra Cuisine for giving us the opportunity to recipe test their biscuit cutters with our Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. You can also connect with Ultra Cuisine on Facebook & Twitter. You can also buy the product on Amazon by clicking here!