buttermilk biscuits

biscuits with apple butter, strawberry jam, and honey

Biscuits, honey, apple butter from a South Carolina orchard, and my sister’s delicious strawberry jam. It was a nice welcome back into the world of the living after a 24-hour regimen of plain white rice and gatorade.

biscuit buffet

Can I call these drop biscuits? I scooped and plopped them onto the baking sheet, but it seems like most drop biscuit recipes call for melted butter instead of butter cut into flour. Hmmm. Are there any biscuit experts out there that can set me straight?

butter cut into flour

biscuits ready to go into the oven

a biscuit with apple butter and honey


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Buttermilk Biscuits (adapted from bon appetit)

makes about 6

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

6 tablespoons salted butter, chilled and cut into 12 pieces (or unsalted + a pinch of salt)

1/2 a cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Using your fingertips, work butter into flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Quickly stir in buttermilk with a fork just until evenly moistened.

Scoop biscuits using a 1/4 cup scoop. Set 2 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet and press down slightly using the palm of your hand.

Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

5 responses to “buttermilk biscuits”

  1. I don’t know about being an expert but I always use cut butter. It is a bit more effort but I love the little bursts of butter once cooked throughout the biscuits.

  2. Liz says:

    Ooh, I love buttermilk biscuits…and your dropped version looks simple and delicious!

  3. Sarah says:

    These look like simple deliciousness! I’ve had many days of plain white rice w/soy sauce and seltzer water and it always calms my stomach ;)

  4. admattai says:

    so good! I made these for the first time, and they came out great! Will make again soon.

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