An excellent base recipe for plain biscuits. If you’re looking for something cheesy, spicy, or otherwise flavored, you’ll have to either use a different recipe or modify this one. (I’m on a crusade to get people to critique a recipe according to its intended purpose!) I made a couple procedural changes that may help with the final product. First, I always find it helpful to sift the dry ingredients three times in order to fully incorporate them, especially the baking powder (one reason some folks may have trouble with “tasting” the baking powder). Secondly, I did take issue with the two minute kneading. Far too long for biscuits… you’ll activate the gluten and wind up with a more bread-like texture. The biscuit standard is twelve turns, but you develop a feel for when the dough is holding together, sometimes you’ll need a couple more or less. Finally, I roll my dough out into a rectangle and cut it into squares with a knife. This saves time, and eliminates the need to re-roll scraps–which will always be less tender than the first rolled.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- dash of salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk Don’t have buttermilk? No prob, just add 1 or 2 Tbls of vinegar to milk.
Mix dry ingredients.
Cut in butter, add milk and knead into soft dough. Do not over knead!
Pat into a ungreased 6×6 pan. I use a pie pan myself so you can use whatever.
Cut into serving size portions before you cook.
Bake at 400′ for 15 to 20 minutes or until done and golden brown.
Source : allrecipes.com