Buttermilk Spelt Biscuits | Accidental Artisan

Buttermilk Spelt Biscuits

Buttery and flakey. The perfect companion to jam for breakfast and chilli for dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Sophie


  • 2 cups organic all purpose, unbleached spelt flour also known as white spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a small knife. With a pastry blender or large fork, incorporate the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.

  3. Pour in the buttermilk a little at a time and continue to mix with a fork until the dough comes together. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and gently and briefly pack it together with your hands. Flour the top of the dough and roll it out with a rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a circular biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Arrange on baking sheet approximately 1 inch apart. Press the remaining dough together and repeat rolling and cutting.

  4. Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown. Optional: turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes to make the tops extra golden and toasty. Serve while still warm.