I like to buck tradition. Can’t help myself! So many recipes aren’t just right, so I tweak them a little. 🙂 This one is definitely not traditional. I like my biscuits to rise a lot though. (Monster Biscuits R Us)
Told ya! 🙂 I turned them into Biscuits & Gravy for my daughter, but my son loves them with a sausage patty and cheddar cheese. Doesn’t matter to me, I just make the biscuits. I even like them with a little raspberry jam!
Here’s the recipe:
- 9 Tbsp butter
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut butter into small cubes. Place the butter on a plate and place in the freezer while you mix the dry ingredients. The butter should be very cold.
In a food processor (or large bowl), sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add the butter to the food processor and pulse to combine, until it looks like coarse crumbs (you could also use a pastry cutter or 2 forks in a large bowl).
Add the butter and flour mixture to a large bowl and make a well in the middle, add the cold buttermilk. Stir until dough is mixed and combined, it will be slightly sticky/tacky. If it’s still really sticky, add a bit more flour!
Turn out the dough onto a floured surface (I use my counter) and pat into a rectangle.
Fold the dough over and onto itself six times, so you end up with a tall square, then pat down to about 1 inch thick.
With a 2.5 inch round biscuit cutter, push down to cut the dough and pull up (remember not to twist!). Leftover scraps can be combined and cut again – but no more than 1 or 2 more times.
Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, almost touching each other, and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until browned.
Super easy! Enjoy!