Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

Here in the south, biscuits are a huge part of a traditional breakfast. I absolutely love them in all shapes, sizes and flavors.  I have tried so many recipes over the years, and finally decided to experiment and create my own.  The result is a super buttery, flaky and heavenly biscuit that will melt in your mouth.  There are so many ways to enjoy them too, which is one of the reasons I adore them.  My husband loves to fry an egg and add some cheddar cheese and make a hearty sandwich.  I love some local organic honey and a little more butter on top!  No matter how you love to eat them, they will quickly become one of your favorite breakfast treats!!

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Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes: 6 large or 8 medium biscuits Prep time: 20 minutes Bake time: 14-16 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting your board

1/4 teaspoon fresh baking soda

1 tablespoon fresh baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons very cold butter cut into cubes

1 cup whole buttermilk

For the egg wash

1 egg

dash of cream

Directions

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until mixed thoroughly.  Cut very cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until it resembles pea sized pieces.  Add buttermilk and mix gently with a spatula or wooden spoon until all the flour is incorporated.  The dough will be a bit sticky at this point.  Turn it out onto your well floured board and knead several times until the dough is no longer very sticky.  Press into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4 ” thick.  Using about a 2 and 1/2 to 3 inch cookie cutter or glass, press out between 6 to 9 disks.  Dip your cookie cutter into the flour to make sure it doesn’t stick to the dough.  Place the biscuits onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  Whisk together the egg and a splash of cream and brush on top of the biscuits.  Bake in your preheated oven for 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Comments

  1. Sheila Weinstein says:

    Oh, yum! What beautiful, golden biscuits! What could be better?

  2. Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats says:

    Oh my goodness…I am drooling!!! I will definitely have to make these! XOXO

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