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Buttermilk Biscuits

There are few things better than a warm buttermilk biscuit, split in half and slathered with jam and butter. And achieving tender, flaky biscuits at home isn’t hard—it takes just 10 minutes to make the super-simple dough. In fact, less is more when it comes to this recipe, as over-working the dough will result in tough, flatter biscuits. We find it easiest to cut the dough in rectangles, but feel free to use a biscuit cutter (or drinking glass!) to make round biscuits instead. Put them out for brunch alongside eggs and bacon, or arrange them in a basket and serve with dinner.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 310 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 55 mg
    • Sodium 430 mg
    • Protein 5 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 84 mg
There are few things better than a warm buttermilk biscuit, split in half and slathered with jam and butter. And achieving tender, flaky biscuits at home isn’t hard—it takes just 10 minutes to make the super-simple dough. In fact, less is more when it comes to this recipe, as over-working the dough will result in tough, flatter biscuits. We find it easiest to cut the dough in rectangles, but feel free to use a biscuit cutter (or drinking glass!) to make round biscuits instead. Put them out for brunch alongside eggs and bacon, or arrange them in a basket and serve with dinner.

Ingredients

  1. Check cups all-purpose flour
  2. Check teaspoon baking powder
  3. Check 1 teaspoon salt
  4. Check ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  5. Check ¾ cup (1½ sticks) cubed cold unsalted butter
  6. Check ¾ cup cold buttermilk
  7. Check 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in buttermilk.
  2. On a work surface, fold (don’t knead) the dough until it just comes together; shape into a rectangle. Cut into 8 squares.
  3. Brush squares with beaten egg. Bake in a 375° F oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 min.