i LOVE biscuits. these biscuits are buttery and light. i usually like to brush the biscuits with melted butter once they come out of the oven, which of course is truly optional! the butter gives them excellent flavor and a pretty glow. these are delicious with honey or jelly. my kids beg for these biscuits every saturday. 🙂
- 2 cups flour -
- 2 teaspoons baking powder -
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda -
- 1/2 teaspoon salt -
- 1 tablespoon sugar -
- 1 stick butter - cubed, cold, plus additional melted butter (optional)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk -
- preheat oven to 400 degrees. line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- in a food processor, combine the dry ingredients. pulse until mixed. add the cold butter and pulse until the butter is blended into the dry ingredients well. gradually add in the buttermilk and pulse until a dough ball forms (you may not use all of the buttermilk). carefully remove the dough from the processor and place on a floured surface. lightly knead the dough, folding it over until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.
- if you do not have a food processor, mix the dry ingredients together. add in the butter and rub the butter and dry ingredients between your fingers until the butter is blended in. using a fork is another great option. add in the buttermilk and stir until the mixture comes together and forms a ball (you may not use all of the buttermilk). lightly knead, folding it over until everything is combined.
- using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick. using a lightly floured biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
- bake in the preheated oven for about 10 - 15 minutes until lightly brown.
one thing to remember when making biscuits, is not to overwork your dough. the less you handle the dough, the lighter your biscuits will be. don't have a biscuit cutter? use a tin can.