Friday, December 14, 2012
Adapted from Southern Living: 30 Years of our Best Recipes "Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits"
2 cups all purpose flour
2½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cold butter, cut up
¾ cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat.
Put flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Stir to combine. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring with a fork just until flour is moistened. Turn dough out on to lightly floured pastry cloth. Knead 4 or 5 times.
Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Yield: 16 biscuits
Notes: If you do not have parchment or a Silpat, grease the baking sheet. After initially cutting out biscuits, gather dough scraps and re-roll and cut biscuits again. If you don't have a biscuit or round cookie cutter, the mouth of a drinking glass works great.
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