8Tablespoonsbutter1 stick Cold Unsalted, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3/4Cupbuttermilk or 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, Cold
Adjust oven rack to middle and heat to 450.
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.
Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal with a few slightly larger bumps.
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.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and quickly form 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)
Bake until tops are light brown, 10-12 min.
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!~
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 154Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 258IU5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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