Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

What’s better than a hot biscuit straight out of the oven?  I’ll wait…….

…………………

That’s right, not much!

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This is the fourth biscuit recipe I’ve tried from Pinterest and it’s my new favorite.  They really were effortless to make, and came out perfect!

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Lots of buttery flaky layers^^ ❤

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Biscuits are really simple to make and only take a few ingredients.  I bet you already have everything you need in your kitchen.

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Start by sifting the dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Then add 1/2 cup of COLD butter (1 stick) cut into tablespoons.  Emphasis on COLD!  Using a pastry cutter, begin cutting the butter into the dry ingredients.

If you don’t have a pasty cutter it’s okay.  Take a large cheese grater and grate a frozen stick of butter instead.  Both ways work fine I just prefer the cutter.

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Work the butter until you have “pea sized” pieces.. it’ll only take a couple of minutes.

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Next, add the COLD buttermilk.  Emphasis on COLD!

No buttermilk?  No problem.  You can make your own.  Take a measuring cup and pour in a tablespoon of either lemon juice or vinegar.  Now fill the same cup with milk to the ‘1 cup’ line.  Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then stir it up.  That’s it!  Homemade buttermilk!

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Mix with a spoon until it starts coming together.

Then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and work it into a ball with your hands.

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Now roll it out to about 9″ x 6″….

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See the large pieces of butter in there??  That’s a good thing.  That’s a GREAT thing actually!

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Now cut it into three equal pieces.

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Stack the pieces…

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Roll again into the same size!

Stacking the dough is the trick to getting flaky layers.  Don’t skip this step!

“When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.” – Laiko Bahrs

I couldn’t have said it better myself^^  🙂

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Cut out 8-10 biscuits.  I don’t have a round biscuit cutter so I just cut them into squares.

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Toss them onto a silpat mat or a greased cookie sheet and bake!

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When they have about two minutes left in the oven brush them with melted butter to achieve a golden brown top.

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Delicious!  We ate them with sausage gravy… because… well… need I say more?  🙂

I hope you give this one a try, you won’t regret it! 🙂

 

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

You can find the VERY EASY recipe here:

https://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/foolproof-flaky-biscuits/

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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