Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
There are few things better than delicious and hot Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits in the morning. Cover them in gravy or serve with butter and preserves. YUM!
Servings 6 biscuits
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
Ensure your butter is extra cold. Stick it in the freezer if that helps. Then grate it like you would cheese.
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add in butter and mix well to ensure each piece of butter is coated with the flour mixture.
Make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk. Use your hands to mix just enough to combine all of the ingredients.
Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently flatten out to a rectangle that is about 9 inches long and 5 inches wide. Fold the long sides over in thirds so that you now have a rectangle that is 3 inches long and 5 inches wide. Repeat process two more times. This is how you get the layers. Flatten the final rectangle so that its about an inch thick.
Use a biscuit cutter to press straight down (don't twist otherwise your biscuits won't rise). You should get a total of about 6 biscuits. To get the last couple, you'll have to gently squeeze the scraps together into a shape that's just bigger than the biscuit cutter.
Bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2.1mg