Biscuits for All

My son had basketball practice last night and the start time seems to be getting later and later.  Although I am not a fan of this because it’s on a school night, it gave me some extra time to successfully bake some homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Layers and layers of dough dotted with ice-cold chunks of butter turned out to baked perfection.  Add some sausage – a slice of cheddar cheese and some homemade jam and voila – biscuits that rain down from heaven to melt in your mouth and soothe your soul.

What you need:

3 cups flour

2 T sugar

2.5 tsp baking powder

.5 tsp baking soda

Mix together with a whisk or fork

Add in 3/4 c of small chopped up salted butter (ice-cold butter)

Mix the butter into the dry ingredients with your hands till it looks like small peas throughout

Whisk one egg into 3/4 c of cold buttermilk

Add to the butter mixture and stir with a fork

Dump out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1″ thick

Fold over the sides and then the tops and re-roll into 1″ again

Re fold again

Once it’s rolled out to 1″ cut out 2-3″ rounds

Brush the tops with melted butter

Bake on parchment or a silpat at 400 degrees for 16 minutes


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