How to Bake Buttermilk Biscuits

by Anna Sison

Supplies

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Cups Butter or shortening cut into small cubes & frozen
  • ¾ Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted butter
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients

    Step 2

    Cut 1/4 cup of butter or shortening into small pieces

    Step 3

    Put it into the freezer

    Step 4

    Measure 1 cup of flour on a board. Spread it out to almost cover the board. Set aside, we will use this later once the dough is made.

    Step 5

    Preheat oven to 450

    Step 6

    Grease a baking pan

    Step 7

    Measure 2 cups flour, put into mixing bowl

    Step 8

    Measure 2 1/2 tsp baking powder and add to bowl

    Step 9

    Add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

    Step 10

    Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt

    Step 11

    Using a pastry cutter or a whisk, mix to evenly distribute the ingredients

    Step 12

    Add the cold butter to the bowl

    Step 13

    Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture. You goals is to make the butter pieces even smaller and combining it in with the flour.

    Step 14

    Mixture should look like this. See how the butter is a little smaller and covered in flour? I don't think it looks like wet sand or the size of peas...it looks like shaggy/scraggly flour to me! :)

    Step 15

    Time to add the 3/4 cup buttermilk. (confession: I had no buttermilk so I used a little greek yogurt mixed with some unsweetened coconut milk)

    Step 16

    Mix until just wet and starting to clump together

    Step 17

    Dump the dough on to the prepared floured board. I use a big chef knife to try and corral it into a rectangle.

    Step 18

    Pat the rectangle and use the knife to help lift one side of the rectangle to fold it into the middle of the rectangle. Think of a trifold of paper. Do the same to the other side. This is kneading it.

    Step 19

    Once you do the first trifold, pat it again to compress the dough together more. It might take another trifold til the dough holds together. When it looks like this, you are ready to cut.

    Step 20

    You can use a biscuit cutter, or a glass dipped in flour to make circles, but I just cut into squares so I don't have to re roll the extra bits.

    Step 21

    Melt the 2 Tbs of butter

    Step 22

    Put the biscuits in the prepared baking pan and brush each with the melted butter.

    Step 23

    Bake in 450 oven for 7 minutes. THEN TURN THE OVEN OFF and continue to bake until brown, about 5-8 minutes more.

    Step 24

    After baking, brush the remaining butter on the tops of the finished biscuits.

    Step 25

    Voila!

    Step 26

    Nothing beats a hot biscuit with butter and jam...hope you enjoy them!