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Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

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2.5 cups all-purpose flour (312g)
1 tbsp. baking powder (12g)
2 tsp. sugar (8g)
1 tsp. salt (4g)
4 oz softened butter (115g)
1.5 cups buttermilk (360ml)

Extra butter

Instructions

Heat your oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry stirrup, cut the softened butter into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.

Add 1 cup (240ml) of the buttermilk to the mixture, using the pastry stirrup to mix. Add small amounts of the remaining buttermilk, using your hands to lightly knead into biscuit dough.

Lightly flour a wooden board and turn the dough out onto the board. Using your hands, pat the dough into a circle to a 1.5” thickness (3.8cm.) Cut the biscuits using a 2.5” biscuit cutter (6.3cm) and place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush the tops of the biscuits with butter. Cool on a wire cooling rack before serving.

Notes

For fluffy biscuits, avoid over-kneading the biscuit dough, which develops the chewy gluten in wheat flour. Make sure you’re your dough is cohesive but do not knead as you would for a yeast bread.