Biscuits aren’t just a side dish anymore.
Si Foster shares how to make the perfect biscuit for dinner.
Best Butter Biscuits
2 cups flour, plus a little more for shaping
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup cold butter, cut into tablespoons
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, cold, shaken
1) Place rack in center of oven and turn heat to 450 degrees.
2) Lightly grease a 9×13 or other baking pan or cookie sheet.
3) Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl.
4) Place the slices of butter into the bowl.
5) Using clean hands, or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry mixture until the pieces of butter are small and about the size of peas or similar to grated cheese pieces.
6) Add ¾ cup cold buttermilk to the mixture.
7) Fold the buttermilk and flour-butter mixture together. Do not stir, just fold until the flour is absorbed.
8) If the mixture is too dry, add a couple tablespoons of additional buttermilk.
9) Dump the mixture out onto a clean, floured surface.
10) The mixture will probably still be a bit dry and crumbly. Take the dough and pat as best as you can into a small square or circle, about 1 inch thick.
11) Fold the mixture over onto itself once.
12) Repeat and fold together again. Each time you fold the dough onto itself, it will start to come together and become less crumbly.
13) Fold mixture again, for a total of three times folding together.
14) Pat gently into a circle or rectangle about 6 inches wide. Use a 2-3 inch biscuit cutter and cut into circular or square shapes. You should be able to cut about 9-10 biscuits from one recipe.
15) Place biscuits onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
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