Baking Powder Biscuits


by: Umberto

While really more akin to pastry than to bread, baking powder biscuits are best served hot at a meal, perhaps a special meal, where they can accompany meats or other substantial foods. You can make these by hand in a bowl, by hand on a work surface, in a mixen or in afood processor. Here, the biscuits are made in a bowl with a pastry cutter. Makes 1 1/2 pounds dough, 12 biscuits.


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serves: 12

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter (thinly sliced)

3/4 cup buttermilk (or more as needed)

Nutrition Facts
Baking Powder Biscuits

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount per Serving

Calories: 150

  • Total Fat: 8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 5 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.9 mg
  • Sodium: 238.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  •     Sugars: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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1.  When the dough starts to come together, scrape it away from the sides of the bowl with a bench scraper.

2.  Dump the dough onto a work surface and knead slightly to get it to come together. Pull the dough into a mound. It should barely hold together.

3.  Use the heel of your hand to flatten the mound into a disk.

4.  Roll the dough out into a 2/3-inch-thick disk and cut out the biscuits with a fluted cookie cutter.

5.  Bake until golden brown.

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