Would you believe that I'm not really a fan of biscuits? Its probably because the first biscuit I had came from KFC and was greasy, slathered in butter and lukewarm. So I figured a homemade biscuit is obviously the best way to determine if you like them. Then I realized that I had buttermilk biscuits on my list of recipes to make before I'm 30. Score! It's not very often I can accomplish two things by only doing one.
Secret Recipe Club: Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
- 2 tbs. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. coarse salt I used sea salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk plus more for brushing
- 1 stick unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
- 1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- 3. Add the cubed butter and mix in until it resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until combined and dough has formed a ball.
- 4. Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface and turn the dough out. Knead the dough a few times and then roll out to ½ inch thickness.
- 5. Using a biscuit cutter, glass, or cookie cutter, cut out rounds of dough. Place the dough onto the baking sheet.
- 6. Brush the tops of the dough with buttermilk and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- 7. Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to continue cooling.
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I think I rolled out my dough a bit too thin because my biscuits didn't rise as much as I expected them to, but they were still high enough to cut in half and slather with your desired amounts of butter or jelly. When I went to cut out the biscuits I managed to misplace my regular round cookie cutter. At first I thought the size glass we have would be too big but it wasn't. So I ended up with regular sized and mini-sized biscuits. If you turned the mini biscuits into sandwiches I'm sure they'd be adorable for a party.
I know that biscuits and English muffins aren't the same thing, but with as easy and quick as these biscuits are to make, I doubt I'll ever buy English muffins again. These biscuits would be the perfect home to hold some scrambled egg and bacon or whatever you put on your breakfast sandwich.
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