I’m one of those people who is always craving something. It’s usually some sort of dessert, red meat or a carb happy item such as cinnamon rolls, scones or, you guessed it, biscuits. Geez, I wonder what my eating habits say about me. I swear I eat fruits and vegetables too!
I actually blame my mom for this. Sorry, mom. Or maybe I should be saying thank you? Either way, my love of biscuits is shared with my mom. She always wants them and by default, I do too. But can you really blame us? Seriously, there are few foods as yummy as flaky buttermilk biscuits. Hence, they are part of my last meal.
These biscuits are so easy to make and ready from start to finish in 30 minutes! That’s it! These are perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts or, if you’re like my mom and me, anytime. Hope you enjoy!
(recipe from A Family Feast)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cold
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut butter into small chunks and place in freezer to get really cold while you combine the dry ingredients.
- In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Using your fingers, combine the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- Make a hole in the mixture and add the buttermilk. Stir until incorporated. If needed, add more buttermilk. Dough should be sticky but there should not be excess liquid.
- Transfer dough onto floured surface and pat into a rectangle.
- Fold dough into itself about 6 times. This is what gives the biscuits their flakiness.
- Pat into a rectangle about 1 inch thick and using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
- Transfer to a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy immediately 🙂