For effortless flakiness in biscuits, scones, and shortcakes, use REAL buttermilk! Of course, the basics of making biscuits and scones remain the same: use COLD (as in straight-out-of-the-freezer cold) ingredients, from butter cubes, dry ingredients (we stick ours in the freezer for a bit), and the buttermilk. The colder it is, the more the butter won’t melt and the flakier it becomes.
Buttermilk will make the biscuits tender and puffy (because of its reaction with the baking soda).
Here is a recipe for a versatile biscuit. Click here. It even has a video!