Buttermilk Biscuits

4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon coarse salt (sea salt okay)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup unsalted cold butter (regular butter is fine too)
2 cups buttermilk

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Put all dry ingredients in Kitchenaid mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Cut butter up in cubes and add to Kitchenaid mixer bowl with whisk attachment and mix until has coarse crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and mix with spoon until moist and sticky but don't overmix.
  • Flour board and press out the biscuit dough, then fold over the dough and press out, fold 4-5 times total - this creates the flaky texture.
  • Repeat pressing out and folding over a total of four times.
  • After the final fold, press out the dough to about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut with about 2 inch biscuit cutter.
  • Reform dough and repeat.
  • Make little cinnamon rolls out of the last of the dough. :-)
  • Put on a baking sheet and bake about 18-20 minutes until lightly browned.
This recipe comes from my big sister, Cindy Luiz.

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