Buttermilk Biscuits

April 8, 2009 – 6:52 pm

This is my go-to recipe for biscuits. It’s adapted from The Joy of Cooking. The buttermilk lends a lovely tang. These work well as a side dish for many meals, as the base to biscuits and gravy, or as the base to many a dessert.

Buttermilk Biscuits
Makes 10 large biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
5 tbsp unsalted butter, frozen
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Grate the butter into the mix using any standard cheese-type grater. Stir the butter bits into the flour mixture so that they are all well coated. Add the buttermilk and stir to combine, just until all the flour is incorporated. The dough will be quite sticky.

Using a tablespoon, drop pieces of dough about the size of a clementine mandarin orange onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Information Per Biscuit

Calories 144
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 298 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 9%
Iron 5%

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