How to Make Biscuits

Southern Biscuits Supreme
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 5
When making biscuits remember not to over stir after adding the liquid.
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 450º
  2. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients. Using a fork cut in the butter (as if you are mashing the butter into the dry ingredients.)
  3. Add the buttermilk and stir lightly just until the ingredients form a soft ball.
  4. Place flour on the counter.
  5. Put the biscuit mixture on the flour and using your hands gently push the dough around and knead it for about 2 minutes, adding just enough flour to keep from sticking to your hands.
  6. Pat the dough until about ½ inch thick and cut with a 1½ inch cookie cutter.
  7. Place on cookie sheet and bake.

One of my favorite foods is biscuits. Now don’t get me wrong, I like any type of bread but I would make homemade biscuits every day if my diet would allow it. Even though you have to heat the oven for this, a light fluffy Southern Style biscuit is good at any meal but especially at supper. A biscuit is a great side dish to any summer food and quick and easy  when we have only a small amount of time we want to spend indoors.

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