Recipe by Chris from Kansas
Here it is - the perfect lower-fat biscuit recipe. I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried this recipe and found it to be light and flakey like the more deadly ones.
Top Review by So Cal Gal
I love these biscuits!! They're slightly sweet, with a wonderful light fluffy texture...and are amazingly good with a dab of jam!! I scaled the recipe down to 5 servings; and used whole wheat pastry flour, sodium-free baking powder, and doubled the salt (1/4 teaspoon instead of 1/8 teaspoon)--and all of that worked well. This is the perfect recipe for times when a biscuit with a bit of sweetness is better--like at breakfast. I look forward to making these again! Thanks so much for a great recipe, Chris from Kansas!!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk, plus
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
- Process for about 2 seconds.
- Drop the margarine pieces on top of the flour and process for about 8 seconds.
- The mixture will be the consistency of coarse crumbs.
- Do not overprocess.
- Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Alternatively, cut the margarine into the flour using a pastry blade, 2 forks, or your fingertips.
- Stir the buttermilk into the dry ingredients with a fork just until combined.
- When the biscuit dough holds together, drop it by large spoonfuls onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are puffy and lightly browned.
- Serve them immediately.