Recipe by PJ99
There are plenty of recipes on biscuits. This is my take. The big difference for me is that I didn't want to buy unsalted butter just for making them, so I adjusted the salt added to account for the salt in the butter. This works out to be a great combination. If you use unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the recipe. The secret to success for biscuits is to work the dough as little as possible and keep the fats cold (10-20 minutes in the freezer). Also, make sure to use the middle to upper rack in your oven. Otherwise, the biscuits won't rise.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
- 2 tablespoons shortening, chilled
- 1 cup buttermilk, chilled
Directions See How It's Made
- 1. Preheat oven to 450.
- 2. Combine the dry ingredients and mix to distribute everything.
- 3. Add butter and shortening (all cubed) and quickly break up the fats with your fingers until there are no large pieces.
- 4. Add in butter milk and stir just enough to combine.
- 5. Turn out dough until floured surface and fold 5-6 times.
- 6. Press out so dough is about 1" thick.
- 7. Use a 2-inch cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place them on a cookie sheet just touching each other.
- 8. Reform dough and continue to cut out biscuits.
- 9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.