Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits Still in search of the perfect buttermilk biscuits. These ones are the best so far. Served with honey, cinnamon butter in honor of Texas Roadhouse. Which for some reason is still the best roll and and honey cinnamon butter combination I’ve had at a restaurant. Don’t you agree? These biscuits are big, soft, and have just the perfect crumb to them. Biscuits are also far easier to make than rolls, but I hardly think to do it. Not to mention, I’ve made a few hard and dry biscuits in my time, so sometimes I worry they will turn out like that again. But never fear, we’ve practiced these over and over and they turn out perfect every time!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Cake flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) Cold Unsalted butter, cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • ¾ Cup Cold buttermilk, or ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle and heat to 450.
  2. Place the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl or food processor fitted with a metal blade. Whisk, or process ingredients together.
  3. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal with a few slightly larger bumps.
  4. Stir in buttermilk with a rubber spatula or fork until it forms a soft, slightly sticky ball. In a food processor, remove cover and pour in buttermilk evenly over flour. Process until it forms moist clumps.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and quickly forn into a rough ball. Be careful to not overmix. Using a sharp knife, divide the dough into quarters and then each quarter into thirds. Quickly and gently shape into a rough ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet (this can be refrigerated for up to 2 hours)
  6. Bake until tops are light brown, 10-12 min.
Notes
Recipe from the cookbook, The Best New Recipe, from the editors of Cooks Illustrated
~Quick note, I received this book for my birthday last year from some wondeful friends and it's pretty much the best. So, go buy yourselves one!~

 

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.