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Buttermilk Biscuits

 

 

These flaky and buttery buttermilk biscuits are a must-have on your dinner table.

These flaky and buttery buttermilk biscuits are a must-have on your dinner table.

Seriously. I am a buttermilk biscuit novice and these came out fantastic. So if I can make them, so can you. I don’t know why I never tried making them myself, but I got the bug after we came home from vacation during the holidays. You see, my family and I don’t eat fast food…ever.

Well not “ever”, but usually only once or twice a year when we’re driving to Florida. At least once, I have to stop at KFC for their biscuits. I know they’re not good for me, but they’re so flaky and buttery that I wanted to try to replicate them at home.

These flaky and buttery buttermilk biscuits are a must-have on your dinner table.

Here is what you have to do and a few tricks I learned when researching different recipes to try.

  1. First, you need the basic ingredients: all purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, buttermilk (a given) and butter (or lard).
  2. Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl; then add COLD butter in small pieces. Using a pastry blender (or by criss crossing two knives) cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Work quickly so the butter stays cold. Very important.
  3. Next, form a well and add the buttermilk. Gently stir the mixture together until it forms a dough; then transfer to a floured board.
  4. Here is where I saw a few different techniques including rolling the dough with a rolling pin or folding the dough over by hand. I chose to fold the dough over and over several times by hand and from what I learned, this is what helps form the flaky layers inside of the biscuit. Don’t over work the dough; turn maybe 6-8 times like you’re folding a napkin into a square.
  5. Next, flatten the dough into a rectangle shape about 1″ thick and cut out circles using a biscuit cutter (yeah right, I just used a juice glass..who needs extra kitchen gadgets?). You can reshape dough a few times to re-cut. I got 8 biscuits out of this batch.
  6. Place the biscuits on a non-greased baking sheet, brush with melted butter (or buttermilk…your preference); then place in a preheated 450 degree F oven for about 10-13 minutes (or until the tops turn light brown and the biscuits rise).

These flaky and buttery buttermilk biscuits are a must-have on your dinner table.

I have to say that these weren’t 100% like the KFC copycat version, but I would definitely be making these biscuits again. They were so delicious and easy to make, perfect to go with your Sunday roast! ~Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Biscuits
You Need to Know How to Make These Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
These flaky and buttery buttermilk biscuits are a must-have on your dinner table.
Course: Bread
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 c . All Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tbsp . Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp . Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp . Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp . Salt
  • 1/2 c . Cold Butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 c . Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp . Melted Butter
Instructions
  1. Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl; then add the cold butter. Using a pastry blender (or by criss crossing two knives) cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Work quickly so the butter stays cold. Very important.
  2. Next, form a well in the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk. Gently stir the mixture together with a spoon until it forms a dough; then transfer to a floured board.
  3. Working with your hands, fold the dough over several times as this is what helps form the flaky layers inside of the biscuit. Don't over work the dough; turn maybe 6-8 times like you're folding a napkin.
  4. Next, flatten the dough into a rectangle shape about 1" thick and cut out circles using a biscuit cutter or a juice glass. You can reshape the dough a few times to re-cut. I got 8 biscuits out of this batch.
  5. Place the biscuits on a non-greased baking sheet, brush with melted butter (or buttermilk...your preference); then place in a preheated 450 degree F oven for about 10-13 minutes (or until the tops turn light brown and the biscuits rise).

 

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3 Comments

  1. Nettie
    January 17, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Omg now I want biscuits! They look perfect! Nettie

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