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April 27, 2011


The perfect, buttery, flaky biscuit. 


Breakfast?


Yes.


Lunch?


Yes.


Snack?


Yes.


Dinner?


Yes.


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.