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  • 4 cups - Self-Rising Flour
  • 2 tablespoons - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoons - Baking Soda
  • 3 sticks - Salted Butter, cold, cut into 1/2" pieces or grated
  • 2 - Large Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups - Buttermilk
  • - Strawberry Jam/Gravy, For Serving
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  • Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are even and about the size of peas.
    2. Stir in the beaten eggs with a wooden spoon until combined. Stir in 1.5 cups buttermilk until the dough comes together into a sticky mass. If it is too dry, add more buttermilk 1 TBSP at a time, mixing after each addition, until it reaches the correct consistency. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
    3. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    4. Scrape the dough onto a floured work surface. Use your floured hands to press it into a round roughly 14 inches across and about 1/2 inch thick.
    5. Use a floured 2 3/4 inch round cutter to cut out about 20 biscuits. If necessary, collect and pat out the scraps to cut more biscuits.
    6. Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet, arranging them so that they are all touching.
    7. In a small dish, beat together the remaining egg and 1 TBSP buttermilk. Brush the mixture on top of the biscuits.
    8. Bake until golden brown. 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly in the pan on a rack.
    9. Biscuits are best the day they are made (and ideally fresh out of the oven!). Serve with strawberry jam or gravy, if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

    Brief Description

    Best buttermilk biscuits ever.

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    Category:  Breakfast

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 50 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


    For longer storage, arrange the biscuits about 1/2 inch apart on two parchment paper lined baking sheets and freeze until solid. Transfer them to a zip top plastic bag and freeze for up to two weeks. There is no need to thaw them before baking.

    Buttermilk: 1 cup milk + 1 TBSP lemon juice

    Self-Rising Flour: 1C flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt.


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    November 18, 2018

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