|These are my last batch. I've made 4 batches in 5 days. They disappear!|
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more to sift on cutting board
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, very cold
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 450°F. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour. I used a pastry blender, but you can use a food processor. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined. If it's on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet. Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Gently, pat the dough out with your fingers until it's about a half inch thick. do NOT use a rolling pin. Fold the dough 5 times. Gently press the dough down to a thickness of between 3/4and 1 inch. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds, I use a regular mason jar lid. Put the biscuits on a cookie sheet. (note from author- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other. If you like"crusty" sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.) Bake for about 10-15 minutes. The biscuits will be light golden brown on top and bottom. Do not overbake.
(Food.com author's notes: 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. When you want fresh biscuits, simply place them frozen on the cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for about 20 minutes.) I have baked AND frozen them per the author's instructions and later baked the frozen ones. They turned out PERFECT!
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/southern-buttermilk-biscuits-26110#ixzz1dbIGLRMJ
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