Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for making delicious Butter Buttermilk Biscuits:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, cold
- Additional butter for brushing
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Prepare the Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
- Add the Cold Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingertips to work the butter into the flour mixture. Continue until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized bits of butter.
- Incorporate Buttermilk: Gradually pour in the cold buttermilk. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently mix the ingredients until the dough just starts to come together. Be careful not to overmix; you want the dough to be somewhat shaggy.
- Shape the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Pat the dough into a rectangle that’s about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
- Cut the Biscuits: Using a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter, cut out biscuits from the dough. Press straight down without twisting the cutter to ensure the biscuits rise evenly. Gather any remaining dough scraps and gently pat them together to cut out more biscuits.
- Bake: Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a little space between them. Optionally, you can place them close together for softer sides. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
- Bake the Biscuits: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
- Serve: Once the biscuits are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm and enjoy!
These buttery buttermilk biscuits are great on their own or served with your favorite spreads like jam, honey, or gravy. Remember, biscuit-making is an art, and you might need to practice a couple of times to achieve the perfect texture. Enjoy your homemade biscuits!