Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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Carole Davis

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My son made these for me and got the recipe from a friend. These are outrageously good

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Serves:
10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    unbleached flour (white lily if possible)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter cold
  • 1 c
    buttermilk

How to Make Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor
  3. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal.
  4. If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved.
  5. Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined.
  6. If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a floured board.
  8. Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick.
  9. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds.
  10. You can gently knead the scraps together and make a few more, but they will not be anywhere near as good as the first ones.
  11. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other.
  12. If you like"crusty" sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.
    Brush the tops with melted butter and honey.
  13. Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom.
    Do not overbake.
  14. Note: The key to real biscuits is not in the ingredients, but in the handling of the dough.
    The dough must be handled as little as possible or you will have tough biscuits.
    I have found that a food processor produces superior biscuits, because the ingredients stay colder and there's less chance of overmixing.
    You also must pat the dough out with your hands, lightly.
    Rolling with a rolling pin is a guaranteed way to overstimulate the gluten, resulting in a tougher biscuit.
    Note 2: You can make these biscuits, cut them, put them on cookie sheets and freeze them for up to a month.
    21When you want fresh biscuits, simply place them frozen on the cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for about 20 minutes.

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About Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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