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Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Cook's Illustrated

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF. Spray a 9 in springform or cake pan with some nonstick spray.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt to a bowl and mix the ingredients together evenly. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in the butter until the pieces are no bigger than a small pea. Fold in the buttermilk until everything is just blended, and there are no streaks of flour remain. Do not overmix, the mixture should still be lumpy.
  3. Line a plate or tray with some flour and using a 1/4 C measuring cup or 1/4 C ice cream/cookie scoop, scoop out balls of the dough onto the tray of flour. Flour your hands and roll each ball around in the flour to evenly coat them in a layer of flour. The dough is very wet and very sticky. Place the dough balls into the prepared pan. Place 9 balls around in a ring and 3 balls in the center of the pan. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes at 500ºF (middle rack) and then lower the temperature to 450ºF and bake for another 15 minutes.
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5 5

These biscuits were awesome. They turned out beautifully and tasted so good. I made exactly as the recipe stated. I get disgusted with people who change everything about a recipe and then give it a bad review. There is no need to change a thing.