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April 27, 2011

The perfect, buttery, flaky biscuit. 









The answer is always yes for these biscuits.  

A friend of mine named Monica and self-described biscuit fanatic, says biscuits are her number one favorite food.  I think these rival her biscuit mecca.  

Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits
Yields 8 large biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk, chilled, plus additional for brushing

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir until the dough comes together in a ball.

On a lightly floured surface, gather the dough into a bowl and knead gently 6 times. Pat dough into a 10 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into three inch rounds with a lightly floured cutter. Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush with buttermilk.

Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Cooking Rookie said...

They look fantastic, and I just happen to have all the ingredients... Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

Thanks! :) It's a rare occurrence for me to have the everything I need! I feel like I live at the grocery store! I'd take that as a sign and make them ASAP! :)

Cooking Rookie said...

Hi Jess,
I have made the biscuits - wonderful recipe, so simple, so tasty. I posted it on my blog with a link and thank you to you, I hope it's ok
But I am not done here, I am certainly coming back for your hazelnut cookies recipe ;-). I have a mild obsession with Ladies' kisses, and am searching for the perfect recipe, so I have to try yours.
Thanks once again!

Jess said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and for your kind words! Made my day! :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

OMG! I just found your blog and I love it- I'll be spending all night reading all your older posts:) New follower here:) Your photographs are amazing!

Jess said...

Welcome Megan!! So glad you're here and hope you come back! xoxo

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