Buttermilk Biscuits

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Old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter (frozen or at least very cold)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a big ol’ bowl.
  2. If your butter is frozen, use a coarse grater to grate it into the flour. If it’s just cold, dice it and toss it around in the flour.
  3. Use your fingertips to mix the flour with the butter, sort of squeezing little bits to break up the butter and get it coated in flour. It should look grainy.
  4. Add the milk all at once and mix it up quickly.
  5. Turn it onto a floured board and knead by folding it over itself several times. Thirty seconds of kneading is plenty. Be gentle with it.
  6. Roll or pat it out into 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Cut with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.
  8. Put on a cookie sheet, ungreased. Bake at 450 degrees Fahreheit for 12-15 minutes.
  9. Eat those hot flaky biscuits and think about my cool granny.

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