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Buttermilk Biscuits

 

Buttermilk Biscuits (Dot’s Diner in Boulder, CO)

3 c. all purpose flour

2 Tbsp. sugar (To taste.  You don’t have to  use any at all, still good)

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 sticks of chilled unsalted butter (cut into cubes)

1 c. very cold buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Whisk together dry ingredients.  Add the chilled butter cubes and “cut” into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or your fingertips.  Blend until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.  Add buttermilk and stir until moistened.  (Do not over work the dough)

At this point you may make drop biscuits by scooping 1/4 c. of dough and placing on a parchment paper covered baking sheet.

For cut biscuits, gather the dough together with your hand and place on a lightly floured surface.  Press into a disk shape about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.  Use a floured glass or biscuit cutter.  Press straight down do not twist (this works the dough too much)  Place on baking sheet.

Brush tops with melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve warm with butter and lots of Just Jan’s Fruit Spread.

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