Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • Yield: Makes 8
Buttermilk Biscuits

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and cream; stir to combine.

  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface, and pat into a 6 1/2-inch round (about 1 inch high). Using a lightly floured 2 1/2-inch cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing about 1 inch apart. Gather scraps, reshape, and cut out. Brush tops with buttermilk. Bake until tops are golden, 22 to 24 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack, and cool.

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