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buttermilk biscuits

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lisa Foote
Castle Pines, CO

The extra steps of using the freezer in this recipe are worth the wait! The biscuits are delicate and delicious! Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For buttermilk biscuits

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 8 Tbsp
    butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 c

How To Make buttermilk biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Slice butter and put on a plate in the freezer.
  • 2
    Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it looks like coarse sand. Add the buttermilk mix until just incorporated into the flour.
  • 3
    Turn out onto a floured surface and gently bring together. Gently press the dough into a circle until it is between 1/2 and 3/4-inch thick.
  • 4
    Use a round cutter that has been floured to cut the biscuits. Place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.Remove biscuits from freezer and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet so they are touching each other.
  • 5
    Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • 6
    NOTE: If you don't have a biscuit cutter, use the bottom of a glass, I like them about 3-4 inches around.
  • 7
    NOTE: If you don't have buttermilk, add a teaspoon or so of white vinegar to 3/4 cup of regular milk and let it stand a couple of minutes; until it curdles. This works the same as buttermilk!