I love biscuits, but hate the mess of homemade biscuits. This recipe is a game changer! These are the ultimate buttermilk biscuits and are a family favorite. Instead of using the time consuming and physically demanding pastry blender, I use a food processor to work in the butter. I use the press and cut method instead of roll and cut. It eliminates the mess of rolling dough and every biscuit is light and fluffy instead of tough from reworking the dough.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3/4 cup butter (cold)
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- I use frozen butter and cut it into course chunks. Put butter into food processor and add flour mixture. Process until it resembles course meal with pea size pieces.
- Pour the butter-flour mixture back into large mixing bowl. Make a well in the flour and add all the buttermilk. Mix until everything is moistened. Form into a ball and knead gently a couple of times in bowl. If dough is sticky, sift a little flour onto it.
- Press dough into square baking dish. Cut into squares. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
I tried these biscuits at a friends house and had to get the recipe! Thanks Cyndi for sharing!
These are flaky and buttery and a great compliment to any meal. Try them with honey!