Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

There isn’t anything better than a hot biscuit, and right before you eat it, you add some honey and (as Emeril) would say Bam! Best thing ever.

I was craving biscuits (as you do), and so I made them. That is literally the story. I searched the web for biscuits, and Bon Appétit has a super basic (yet delicious) recipe, and I added way more sugar because I prefer my biscuits on the sweet side. and my addition of sugar, doesnt necesarilly make the bisciuts super sweet, but they have just a hint of sweetness.

This recipe can easily be made savory and you can always add more sugar if you like. Here’s my homemade buttermilk biscuits adapted from Clare Saffitz from Bon Appetit


2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
6 teaspoons of granulated sugar (2 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon of bakig soda
3 1/2 cups of All purpose flour, plus more for your working surface
2 sticks or 1 cup of chilled unslated butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablepoons of unsalted butter, melted for brushing
1 cup of chilled buttermilk

How to:

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

2. Pulse baking powder, salt, sugar, baking soda, and flour in a food processor to combine. Add chilled bitter and pulse until butter are the size of a pea.

3. Transfer to a large bowl and slowly drizle buttermilk over the top. Toss with a fork as you incorporate. Kneade mixture until it becomes a very dry shaggy dough. Turn out into a clean surface and pat into a 1’ thick square.

4. Using a knife or bench scraper, cut the dough into 4 pieces. Stack them on top of each other. Pack all loose bits between the layers. Press down to flatten. Right now, you are making those beautiful layers that we love in biscuits.

5. Lift the dough with your knife or bench sraper, and dust more flower. Roll the dough into a 1 inch rectangle and trim the border to crate some clean edges. Cut into a 4 X 3 grid to mke 12 biscuits (if you like larger biscuits, you can make a 3 x 3). Transfer to a parchment-lines baking sheet, 1.5 to 2 inches apart. Freee for 10 minutes.

6. Take bicuits off the freezer nd brush with melted butter and sprinkle some more sugar on top (sprinking of sugar, optional). Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake your lovely biscuits until deep golden brown on the bottom and golden on top (in my oven) its 20-25 minutes.

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