Buttermilk Bites

Introducing our delicious Buttermilk Bites, a delicious twist on the classic American cookie! These delicious treats have a unique flavor combination that is reminiscent of a delicious savory scone. With their light consistency and buttery taste, they are perfect for refining any meal. However, they really shine when combined with our delicious chowder sauce. These bites are the perfect vessel to savor every spoonful of this creamy and flavorful sauce, making them the ideal addition to any seafood or vegetable soup. Prepare for a truly soothing and unforgettable dining experience!


  • 175g flour, plus some for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 50g cold butter
  • 175 ml buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk for spreading on cookies


This makes more bites than you need for two people. The leftovers can be roasted for breakfast with butter and jam.

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking soda and a good pinch of salt in a large bowl or food processor.
  3. Rub the butter in with your fingers or puree in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
  4. Stir in buttermilk until a moist dough forms.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead the mixture once or twice to combine.
  7. Pat the dough out with your hands until it is 1 cm thick and about 20 x 10 cm in size.
  8. Halve the dough lengthwise.
  9. Then cut each half into six triangles, dipping your knife in flour before each cut to prevent it from sticking.
  10. Place the triangles on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  11. Brush the surface with milk or cream.
  12. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the dough has risen and is golden brown.
  13. Allow the morsels to cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional Information

584 24g 15g 85g 14g 3g 12g 1.58g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoon
  • Whisk or fork
  • sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Cooling rack
  • Knife or cookie cutter for shaping cookies

Allergen information

  • Contains gluten (from self-raising flour)
  • Contains dairy products (from butter, buttermilk and cream/milk)

Storage and leftovers

Leftovers: This recipe makes more bites than needed for two people. Any remaining buttermilk chunks can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Serving Suggestion for Leftovers: To enjoy the leftovers, you can toast the bites for breakfast. For a delicious morning treat, brush them with butter and add a dollop of jam.

Health Benefits of Buttermilk Bites

Not only are buttermilk bites delicious, but they also offer several health benefits. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, these cookies can be a great addition to your diet. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits:

1. Good source of calcium

The buttermilk used in these bites is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones. It also helps prevent osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones.

2. Provides B vitamins

The addition of self-raising flour and buttermilk makes these bites a good source of B vitamins. B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin and niacin, play a crucial role in converting food into energy. They also support proper brain function and help maintain healthy skin, hair and eyes.

3. Promotes digestive health

Including buttermilk in this recipe can promote better digestion. Buttermilk contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help maintain a healthy gut. Probiotics help balance intestinal flora and improve nutrient absorption.

4. Low added sugar

With just a tablespoon of sugar in the recipe, buttermilk bites are a healthier alternative to store-bought sweet treats. They offer a slightly sweet taste without excessive added sugar, making them a guilt-free option for those watching their sugar consumption.

5. Contains healthy fats

The cold butter used in this recipe provides a source of healthy fats. While it’s important to consume fats in moderation, the right types of fats, such as those found in butter, can benefit your overall health. These healthy fats support brain function and help absorb certain vitamins.

6. Versatile leftovers

If you have any left over, you can use these buttermilk bites for a healthy breakfast. Simply roast and top with butter and jam. This way you can enjoy the benefits of a filling and balanced morning meal.

Overall, buttermilk bites offer a wonderful way to incorporate nutritious ingredients into your diet. From providing essential nutrients to supporting digestive health, these cookies can be a guilt-free treat that’s both delicious and good for your well-being.

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