These are a classic, and an all-time favorite. Real buttermilk gives your biscuits the authentic lift that will keep your family begging for more.
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup cultured buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons butter (very cold)
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mix the flour and buttermilk together. Cover and soak 12-24 hours, or overnight. (If using sprouted flour, the soaking process can be skipped).
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Cut butter into chunks, then work it into the flour/buttermilk mixture along with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Do not over-mix. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more buttermilk.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat the dough out to ½-inch thickness. (Patting instead of rolling will yield lighter biscuits.)
- Use a round cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet. If you want biscuits with soft edges (and a higher rise), place the rounds touching each other. If you want biscuits with crusty sides, place the rounds about 1 inch apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 10 biscuits.
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