Buttermilk Biscuits

Simple, easy buttermilk biscuits that almost always come out perfect, and take almost no time to make.

  • 2 cups white all purpose flour (not self rising)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of buttermillk
  • 5 tbsp butter (yes, butter)

So this is the simple prep:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.
  2. Blend the butter into the flour using one of your favorite techniques, including mashing it all together with two butter knives. I have found that the paddle attachment of my stand mixer does a decent job.
  3. Into the flour + butter mixture, add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Into the dry ingredients, add the buttermilk and stir/mix until a wet ball of dough forms.
  5. At this point you need to add more buttermilk if the mix is too dry or more flour if it’s too wet.
  6. Take some additional flour (above the initial 2 cups) and put a bunch of it on the work area, leaving a nicely floured surface.
  7. Dump the wet ball of dough out onto the floured working surface and knead it for no more than a minute. This will be difficult because the dough is wet, so you’ll end up just folding it over onto itself a few times.
  8. Roll it into a generally even thickness of about 1/2″ thick and use a glass (or biscuit cutter if you happen to have one) to cut the biscuits. You should get approximately 10 biscuits out of this, even if you have to refold and re-roll the dough.
  9. Bake the biscuits for 11 minutes. I use an aluminum baking sheet.
  10. Take them out and eat them immediately!
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