Buttermilk Biscuits

Here I am again! Two nights in a row…what is this a blog? haha

I have been wanting to make biscuits for awhile now and I finally got around to it! This recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman’s book. The thing I like about Mark is that he really makes everything basic (I know I Know that’s the point of the book), but really his recipes are so simple. Each time you make something you ask yourself “WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS SOONER” and then proceed to stuff your face, because even though it is simple, it is so damn good!

These buttermilk biscuits did not let me down. I made half the batch, but you could make a full batch and have yourself some delicious breakfast sandwiches in the morning…mmm… with some coffee!!

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2 cups all purpose floor

1 tspn salt

1 tblspn baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

5 tblsp cold butter, cut into chunks

3/4 cup plus 2 tblsp buttermilk

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1. Heat oven to 450.

2. In a bowl combine all dry ingredients.

3. Add the butter and press it into the flour with your fingers breaking it into tiny pieces (the book suggests mixing with your fingers like you’re making the hand sign for “cash”)

4. Add the buttermilk and stir until mixture comes together.

5. On a clean surface spread some flour and knead the dough a few times on the flour. (to knead quickly fold dough over, press it away from you and give it a small turn.) Do that a few times until the dough is a little smoother.

6. Press dough out to 3/4inch think. Use a circle cutter or a cup to make the biscuit shapes. Place the biscuits on an ungreased pan. Put the scraps together and continue making shapes until all the dough is used.

7. Bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.


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