How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits

The secret of old fashioned buttermilk biscuits, easier than one might think.

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How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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In a large mixing bowl combine and sift together :2 cups of flour, 2 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder

In a large mixing bowl combine and sift together :2 cups of flour, 2 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder

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1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of baking soda

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Sift it all together into a mixing bowl. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Sift it all together into a mixing bowl. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

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Cut 1/3 cup of softened butter up into little squares.

Cut 1/3 cup of softened butter up into little squares.

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Crumble them into the flour mixture.

Crumble them into the flour mixture.

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Just like this.

Just like this.

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Mix it all up well and cut in the butter you added with a pastry blender or 2 forks. Or hell, just use your hands. Whatever works. Just as long as the end result resembles a fine meal.

Mix it all up well and cut in the butter you added with a pastry blender or 2 forks. Or hell, just use your hands. Whatever works. Just as long as the end result resembles a fine meal.

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Pour in 3/4 cup of buttermilk

Pour in 3/4 cup of buttermilk

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Mix it all up well. If you need to add more buttermilk do so. You want a nice soft, moist, dough.

Mix it all up well. If you need to add more buttermilk do so. You want a nice soft, moist, dough.

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Gather the dough up and lay it on a lightly floured surface. Knead it for about 3 minutes or so. Add more flour as needed so it all holds together.

Gather the dough up and lay it on a lightly floured surface. Knead it for about 3 minutes or so. Add more flour as needed so it all holds together.

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Then pat it into a circle shape gently. You can use a rolling pin to roll it from there, but do it gently. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick.

Then pat it into a circle shape gently. You can use a rolling pin to roll it from there, but do it gently. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick.

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Grease a cookie sheet with butter.

Grease a cookie sheet with butter.

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Take a biscuit cutter(my Grandma used to use a floured glass) and cut the biscuits to the size you want. DO NOT twist the biscuit cutter when you cut. Just push down and lift up.

Take a biscuit cutter(my Grandma used to use a floured glass) and cut the biscuits to the size you want. DO NOT twist the biscuit cutter when you cut. Just push down and lift up.

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Twisting the cutter will STOP the biscuits from rising properly. So as the bra ads say, just lift and seperate.

Twisting the cutter will STOP the biscuits from rising properly. So as the bra ads say, just lift and seperate.

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Place the biscuits on the greased sheet and brush the tops lightly with a bit of melted butter.

Place the biscuits on the greased sheet and brush the tops lightly with a bit of melted butter.

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Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes or so. They will start to brown lightly when they're done.

Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes or so. They will start to brown lightly when they're done.

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Like this

Like this

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Cut one open and slap some butter on it

Cut one open and slap some butter on it

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Watch it melt,  and eat them up.

Watch it melt, and eat them up.

Ingredients

2 Cups Flour 
Teaspoons Baking powder 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
½ Teaspoons Baking soda 
Cups Butter 
¾ Cups Buttermilk 
Extra flour for dusting 
Extra butter for brushing 
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