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Buttermilk Biscuits with Variations

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Warm, flaky, and irresistible, biscuits are an old-fashioned indulgence that never goes out of style. Baking tender homemade biscuits is so satisfying -- the pleasure they offer requires only a modest amount of effort. With a bit of practice, you can get them in the oven in less than 10 minutes.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2007
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Ingredients

Directions

Variations

BISCUIT VARIATIONS CHEDDAR In step 1, add 2 cups grated cheddar to dry flour mixture, and reduce cold butter to 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks). In step 3, after brushing biscuits with butter, sprinkle them with 1/2 cup more grated cheese. BLACK PEPPER In step 1, add 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper to dry flour mixture. In step 3, after brushing biscuits with butter, sprinkle them with 1/2 teaspoon more cracked black pepper. MIXED HERBS In step 1, add 1/2 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, thyme, and rosemary (use less of intensely flavored herbs), along with buttermilk.

Cook's Notes

To make biscuits without a food processor, whisk dry ingredients in a bowl, then cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender; gently mix in buttermilk with a fork.

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  • BJOHN80312
    8 SEP, 2013
    I've made this recipe before and I love how easy it is! Today I used 3 cups white whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour and they are excellent! Puffy and flaky. A quick and easy way to make biscuits!!
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