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easy homemade buttermilk biscuits
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Buttermilk Biscuits

Old fashioned buttermilk biscuit recipe.
Servings 8
Calories 274kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk (milk + 1tbsp lemon or vinegar equaling 1 cup =
  • buttermilk)
  • 1 ⁄2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 stick + 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into chunks
  • 2 fresh eggs

Instructions

  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a mixing
  • bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk eggs, buttermilk and cream together.
  • Using a pastry cutter, 2 knives, or fingertips, add the cold butter chunks to
  • the flour mixture until they are roughly the size of blueberries.
  • Mix wet ingredients in to dry ingredients just until the mixture forms a
  • dough, be careful not to overwork the dough.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, knead dough very gently for 1 minute or
  • until the dough is smooth.
  • Cut dough in 1⁄2 and keep one 1⁄2 covered in the refrigerator while rolling and
  • cutting.
  • Roll the dough to approximately 3⁄4” to 1” thick and cut using a (dipped in
  • flour) round biscuit cutter, heart shaped cookie cutter or glass rim.
  • Gently knead scraps together and roll again.
  • Biscuits should be placed on an ungreased sheet pan or baking stone with
  • sides touching to encourage the biscuits to rise high.
  • Roll and cut 2nd 1⁄2 of the dough.
  • Bake at 425o for 15-18 minutes until biscuits are golden brown and cooked
  • thoroughly.
  • Transfer biscuits to a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm with your favorite hot beverage.

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Notes

Yields 8-10 large biscuits

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg