Biscuits, not just for breakfast.
Updated: Jan 26
There's just something about buttermilk.
It adds such amazing texture and flavour to a simple biscuit. There's nothing like the aroma of fresh baking in the morning. No need to make a trip to the bakery, a few quick steps and you can be enjoying these for breakfast with some butter and jam, or gravy. Your choice of course.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer and cut into thin slices
¾ cup cold buttermilk
2 tablespoons buttermilk for brushing
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 5 minutes.
Make a well in the center of butter and flour mixture. Pour in 3/4 cup buttermilk; stir until just combined.
Turn dough onto a floured work surface, pat together into a rectangle.Fold the rectangle in thirds. Turn dough a half turn, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle. Repeat twice more, folding and pressing dough a total of three times.
Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out 12 biscuits using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter.
Transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet. Press an indent into the top of each biscuit with your thumb.
Brush the tops of biscuits with the 2 tablespoons of buttermilk.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.