Authentic Buttermilk Biscuits

Authentic Buttermilk Biscuits


¾ cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons buttermilk for brushing cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

7 tablespoons butter, chilled in the freezer and cut into thin slices


Preheat oven to 425*

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Combine baking soda, baking powder, flour and salt with a whisk

Using a cookie cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture. It should resemble coarse crumbs in about 5 minutes.

Make a well in the center of this mixture and pour in ¾ cup buttermilk, stir until just combined

Lightly flour the counter and place the dough on the flour

Using your hands, pat in a rectangle

Fold this rectangle in thirds

Turn the dough half a turn

Tap again in a rectangle.

Repeat steps 8, 9, 10 two more times

Roll the dough to half an inch thick

Cut out 12 cookies using a 2 ½ inch cookie cutter, do not bend the cookie cutter. Push it in and pull it out immediately

Place the cookies on the baking sheet

Using your thumb, make an indentation on the top of each cookie

Brush tops of cookies with buttermilk

Bake for about 15 minutes.

Serve hot


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