I make biscuits quite regularly, we all love them and my boys can pack away the biscuits. Rather I am making breakfast with chocolate gravy or as a wonderful side to fried chicken, they clean them up. I grew up watching my Mom and my Grandma make homemade biscuits and it has taken me years to really get biscuit making down to where I am happy with them. These were quite possibly my favorite. They were light and fluffy and by my account, perfect. I served them with a big batch of sausage gravy and for dessert I served them up with butter and wonderful local honey. Now doesn’t that sound good?
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into 1/2″ slices
- 2 cups buttermilk
Add dry ingredients to a large bowl and stir to mix. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut butter into flour mixture until butter is about pea size. Stir in buttermilk just until combined, don’t over mix.
Pour onto a lightly floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times just until the dough comes together smoothly. Pat (or roll) into a circle about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.
Cut into biscuits, being careful not to twist the cutter, it will keep your biscuits from rising properly.
Place on a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.