Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch Recipe
Learn to make these buttermilk biscuits from scratch with this recipe. Enjoying them fresh from the oven is always a special treat!
- Serves: 14 persons
- 2cups flour (all-purpose)
- 2teaspoons baking powder
- ¼teaspoon baking soda
- 1teaspoon salt
- 7tablespoons butter (unsalted, cut into thin slices, chilled in freezer)
- ¾cup buttermilk (very cold)
Step 1Preheat oven to 425 F.
Step 2In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients to thoroughly combine.
Step 3Cut in the ice cold butter slices using a wire pastry blender, until the mixture has the texture of coarse crumbs.
Step 4Make a well in the center and pour in the cold buttermilk. Stir the dry ingredients into the buttermilk with a fork until a loose, sticky dough is formed. Stop as soon as the mixture comes together.
Step 5Form into a ball and turn the dough out onto a floured work surface.
Step 6With floured hands, pat the dough into a rectangle (about 8 x 4 in inch-thick). Fold dough in thirds (like folding a letter-sized piece of paper). Repeat this process twice more.
Step 7On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough out about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a round biscuit cutter, and place on a parchment or silicon mat-lined baking sheet, a few inches apart. You can gather up any extra dough after cutting, and repeat to get a few more biscuits, although the texture may suffer from the extra working.
Step 8Make a slight depression in the center of each biscuit with your thumb (to help them rise evenly). Brush the tops lightly with buttermilk.
Step 9Bake for about 15 minutes, or until risen and golden brown.
Step 10Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.