Traditional Southern Biscuits

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What is not to love about these fluffy, buttery and slightly crunchy exterior biscuits? I don’t know about you but I love biscuits and to discover a proven and tried recipe, should encourage you to try these absolutely delicious biscuits. It’s not as complicated as you may think…This biscuit recipe is quite quick to make (a big thanks to my cousin Elena who shared this recipe with me some time ago.) The results are just what I am looking for in a biscuit… Soft fluffy insides and nice golden tops and bottoms. Now if you want softer sides and slightly taller biscuits place biscuits closer together when baking and make sure your dough is at least an inch thick before cutting out.. If you want crusty sides just place these 1 inch apart when baking. This recipe makes about 20 biscuits, which is great for freezing any biscuits that you do not want to use up at the moment. I like to make a batch randomly and freeze them for a later time as they come in handy, especially when you don’t feel like making dough early in the morning aside from the breakfast menu you may have already planned. Which makes serving breakfast easier and quicker. Serve these with scrambled eggs, sausage & gravy, jam & butter and many more different tasty ways.

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Ingredients needed:

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Place 4 cups of flour into a large bowl. Grate cold unsalted butter into the flour.

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Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter. (you can freeze the butter about 15 minutes before you begin, as the colder the butter the better. Thanks to my friend who shared that helpful tip) Flour should resemble coarse meal.

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Add the buttermilk to the flour and stir with a wooden spoon just until the buttermilk is incorporated into the flour. Dough will be slightly sticky.

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Transfer dough onto a well floured surface and pat gently into a 15″ by 10″ rectangle. Starting from one end fold dough like a letter and pat down into a 15″ by 10″ rectangle again. Repeat 4 more times, only the last time when you fold the dough into a letter pat into a 14″ by 8″ rectangle instead as we want tall biscuits.

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Using a cutter or cup at least 3″ in diameter, cut out circles. Use up the scrap dough, patting and folding, only they won’t be as good as the others.

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Place biscuits onto a well floured tray and freeze. If you want to use immediately preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for about 12 minutes. Biscuits should be golden brown on the tops and bottoms.

If you decide to freeze them, freeze them on a tray first before placing in a ziploc bag, otherwise they may stick to each other. To bake frozen biscuits, preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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Traditional Southern Biscuits
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: about 20 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 14 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2¼ cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Place 4 cups of flour into a large bowl. Grate cold unsalted butter into the flour.
  2. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter. Flour should resemble coarse meal.
  3. Add the buttermilk to the flour and stir with a wooden spoon just until the buttermilk is incorporated into the flour. Dough will be slightly sticky.
  4. Transfer dough onto a well floured surface and pat gently into a 15" by 10" rectangle. Starting from one end fold dough like a letter and pat down into a 15" by 10" rectangle again. Repeat 4 more times, only the last time when you fold the dough into a letter pat into a 14" by 8" rectangle instead as we want tall biscuits.
  5. Using a cutter or cup at least 3" in diameter, cut out circles. Use up the scrap dough, patting and folding, only they won't be as good as the others.
  6. Place biscuits onto a well floured tray and freeze. If you want to use immediately preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for about 12 minutes. Biscuits should be golden brown on the tops and bottoms.
  7. If you decide to freeze them, freeze them on a tray first before placing in a ziploc bag, otherwise they may stick to each other. To bake frozen biscuits, preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 25-30 minutes.

 

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