Easy Buttermilk Biscuits are fluffy and delicious! If you have never tried making homemade biscuits, this is a good recipe to try. We love this easy biscuit recipe!
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
Biscuits are a classic retro recipe. Buttermilk biscuits go with so many things, like stew, soups, gravy, and of course, with butter and jam!
You might think that making homemade biscuits is hard, but they are actually very easy! I'll show you how.
Why Use Buttermilk?
I like to use buttermilk in my biscuits for several reasons:
• The acid in buttermilk helps the biscuits rise.
• The fat in the buttermilk also helps them rise.
• Buttermilk adds more flavor.
Making buttermilk biscuits is easy. Here are the steps:
It is important to handle the dough as little as possible. The little pieces of butter need to stay cold so they can melt while cooking and the co2 makes them rise.
Also, don't use a rolling pin! That will flatten them out too much.
Arrange the biscuits on a parchment lined or ungreased baking sheet. If you want your biscuits to rise higher, let them touch each other. Bake until golden.
Some Ideas for Serving Buttermilk Biscuits
• Spread with butter and jam.
• Smother with some delicious gravy!
• Dunk into a bowl of comforting beef stew.
• Make little sandwiches with them.
• Strawberry Shortcake!
• Eggs Benedict.
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Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 cups Self-Rising Flour*
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 3/4 Stick of Unsalted Butter 5 Tablespoons, very cold and cut into small cubed.
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- Heat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment (or leave ungreased)
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar to a mixing bowl. Whisk together well.
- Add the butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut the butter into the flour mixture. You want the mixture to be coarse, and the size of small peas.
- Add the buttermilk and stir slightly until combined.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a few times, but gently, and don't overdo it.
- Pat dough to about 1 to 1 1/2" thick.
- Use a 2 1/2" biscuit cutter or a drinking glass to cut out the biscuits. Use all of the dough.
- Place the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet 2" apart.
- Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown on top.
- Remove from the oven and brush with butter, if desired.
- Serve warm.
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