Buttermilk Biscuits

By adashofbitters
November 16, 2009
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Makes: about 1 dozen

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 ounces cold butter or lard (or a combination of both), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together and then cut in butter or lard either with a pastry cutter or by hand.
  3. When mixture is mealy and butter is well incorporated add buttermilk.
  4. Stir with a wooden spoon and then pull dough together by hand, being careful not to over mix.
  5. Pat out biscuit dough to 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter or glass cut into rounds (for more rustic biscuits like the ones pictured, you can pat the dough into a rectangle and cut them by hand).
  7. Bake until golden, about 25-30 minutes.

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