Cozy biscuits create delicious side dish

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Photo by Mae Skaja

These yummy biscuits are the perfect food to add to any meal or to eat alone with jam.

Now that the colder season is approaching, everyone is looking for some warm comfort food to keep them company, something that’s simple and easy to make. This is why I would recommend these warm buttery biscuits, best when enjoyed straight from the oven. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 cups cold buttermilk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2.  While the oven is heating up, measure out the flour and level it with a knife for each cup of flour, and pour it into a large bowl.
  3. Measure out the rest of the dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar) and mix in with the flour and whisk to combine.
  4. Cut the butter into the cubes, making sure to keep it cool (touch it as little as possible), then drop the cubed butter into the flour and use a pastry blender (or a fork or traditional blender) to combine until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Once the butter and flour are combined thoroughly, add the buttermilk bit by bit until the dough starts coming together and pulls away from the side of the bowl. It is possible not all of the milk will be used. Be sure not to touch the dough as much as possible. Use a spoon or a spatula to pull it together.
  6. Once the dough is pulled together, pour it out onto a floured countertop (Tip: you can coat your hands in flour to prevent the dough from sticking to them). Start kneading the dough gently and be careful not to over-knead or the dough will be tough and the biscuits won’t be flakey. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it’s about ¾ inch thick. It doesn’t have to be exact. Then use a large biscuit cutter (or the rim of a glass if you don’t have a cutter) to cut the biscuits out of the dough. Once you can’t cut anymore out, re-roll and repeat. (Tip: dip the cutter/ glass into flour so the dough doesn’t stick to it.)
  7. Place the biscuits on a prepared baking pan (biscuits don’t have to be spread apart). Now you can leave the biscuits as they are, but if you want a browner, crunchier crust on the biscuits, you can use extra buttermilk or melted butter to brush over the top of the biscuits before they go into the oven.
  8. Once prepared, bake the biscuits for 18-20 minutes or until they’re golden brown on the top since times may vary depending on the type of oven you have, so keep an eye on them.
  9. Pull them out of the oven and wait for a few minutes before eating them. Enjoy!

If you want something fluffy and cozy this season, and have a cold, snowy afternoon to spend inside, be sure to try making these warm buttery biscuits!