I made biscuits this past Easter weekend and as usual, when I go with my Mom's old recipe they just come out so wonderfully light and fluffy. But this time I added a little something extra. Once I rolled my dough and made my rounds, I brushed the tops with Star Fine Food Butter Flavored Olive Oil and oh what a difference! Beautiful golden biscuits that are so buttery inside and out you can put away the butter!
Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, very cold from the freezer
1 cup cold buttermilk
1/4 cup Star Fine Foods Butter Flavored Olive Oil
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Combine the four, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Cut the very cold butter into small chunks and using a pastry cutter, cut into the flour until it resembles course meal.
Add the buttermilk and mix just until combined. At this point if it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet.
Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds.
Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet touching each other. Generously brush the dough with the butter flavored olive oil allowing it to run down over the sides. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until they are a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom. Do not over bake.
Hints: You want your ingredients to stay cold so you want to handle it as little as possible or you will have tough biscuits. So work quickly. If you use a food processor the ingredients stay colder and there's less chance of over mixing. You also must pat the dough out with your hands, lightly. Don't roll these with a rolling pin or you will have tough biscuits.
You can also make them up and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen, drop them into a Ziploc bag or container for up to one month. Then just bake frozen biscuits as you need them in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
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