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.