Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Buttermilk Biscuits

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Yum, these are delicious buttermilk biscuits! The recipe came from Alton Brown of the Food Network where it got a 5-star rating from reviewers. The biscuits turned out so light and fluffy.  Your kitchen will smell great as these bake.  This recipe made 6 large biscuits, so you will want to double it for a bigger batch.

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 T butter, chilled
2 T shortening
1 cup buttermilk, chilled

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender, mix the butter, shortening into the dry mixture until crumbs form. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the chilled buttermilk.  Stir the dough until just blended and sticky (do not overmix!). Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead 5 or 6 times.  Press into a 1-inch thick round, and cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter.  Re-shape the scrap dough into a biscuit shape.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet so they touch slightly. Bake 450 degrees for 15-20 min.

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