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awesome cast iron buttermilk biscuits

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I finally came up with a biscuit recipe that I can live with… These biscuits are cooked up in a cast iron skillet (but any skillet should do), and come out fluffy and tasty. They are great for breakfast, or any time you crave a good tasty biscuit. I’ll usually break one open and put a nice piece of country sausage in, or smother them in some yummy sausage/milk gravy. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For awesome cast iron buttermilk biscuits

  • 2 c
    flour, all purpose variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 8 Tbsp
    sweet butter, salted, frozen and shredded
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    fresh buttermilk, very cold
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet butter, salted

How To Make awesome cast iron buttermilk biscuits

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    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Chef’s Tip: What I do with the butter is place it into the freezer for about an hour, then remove and shred on the large holes of a box grater.
  • 4
    Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl.
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    Add the sour cream.
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    Mix the sour cream into the flour.
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    Place the 3 additional tablespoons of butter in the skillet.
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    Place over low, heat and allow the butter to melt.
  • 9
    Place a rack in the upper-middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (232c).
  • 10
    Remove the frozen, grated butter from the freezer, and add to the flour mixture.
  • 11
    Use a pastry cutter or two knifes to cut the butter into the flour.
  • 12
    Chef’s Note: You should have small bits of butter, mixed in with the flour.
  • 13
    Mix in the cold buttermilk, and incorporate using a fork, until the dough is a bit crumbly, but not overly wet.
  • 14
    Remove the dough from the bowl, and add to a lightly floured surface.
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    Use your hands to shape and pat the dough out to 1-inch (2.5cm) thick.
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    Chef’s Tip: Work the dough a little as possible. The more you work the dough, the tougher the biscuits will be.
  • 17
    Use a biscuit cutter, and cut out round biscuits.
  • 18
    Raise the heat under the skillet to medium high, and allow the butter to begin to simmer.
  • 19
    Remove the skillet from the stovetop, and add the biscuits.
  • 20
    Chef’s Note: If you want, brush the tops of the biscuits with some additional butter.
  • 21
    Place into the preheated oven, and bake until nice and golden brown, about 14 to 16 minutes.
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    Leave them in the skillet, and have your guests grab one or two. These are great for breakfast with eggs, or any other breakfast foods you like. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.