Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes about twenty-four 1 1/2 inch biscuits. This recipe, because of the sour milk and soda, has a very tender dough. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
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Author: Sandi


Sift before measuring:

  • 2 cups cake flour or 1 3/4cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp double-acting baking power
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar

Cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture is of the consistency of coarse corn meal:

  • 5 tbsp butter

Add all at once:

    2/3 to 3/4 cup Add all at once:


      • Stir cautiously until there is no danger of spilling, then stir vigorously until the dough is fairly free from the sides of the bowl. Total stiring time 1/2 minute.
      • After lightly mixing, turn the dough onto a floured board. 
      • Knead it lightly for 1/2 minute.
      • Pat the dough to the thickness of 1/4 inch.
      • Cut with a biscuit cutter. 
      • Bake from 10 to 12 minutes.


      Credit: Lee Daugherty, Fire

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