Looking for the perfect biscuit recipe? I have a great one for you to give a try! These light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits are perfect with strawberry jam or a nice sausage gravy, you’re going to love how quick and easy these are!
A couple of quick tips for biscuit making, first do NOT use a mixer or food processor this will over work your dough and make your biscuits too dense. Second grate and re-chill the butter it will incorporate much more easily and evenly! Here is what you need to knock their socks off with these amazing homemade biscuits!
4c. Self rising flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tsp. Baking soda
3/4 of a lb or 3 sticks of salted butter grated and chilled
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2c. Buttermilk
1 egg and 1 tbsp of buttermilk to brush over the biscuits prior to baking
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the chilled butter and combine with a pastry cutter or large fork until combined into crumbles about the size of a pea. Add the eggs and hand mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Next add the buttermilk and stir together until the dough is a sticky mass. If too dry add more buttermilk 1 tsp at a time until the proper consistency is achieved.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30min. or make the night before and chill over night.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside. On a floured surfaced flatten the chilled dough to a 14in round approximately 1/2in. thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass.
Once cut place on the baking sheet so that they are touching each other at the edges. Combine egg and buttermilk to make a wash and brush onto the tops of the biscuits. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool and serve immediately or store in an airtight container for a few days. Enjoy!!