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Buttermilk Biscuits


2 cups AP Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
7 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, chilled, cut into thin slices
3/4 Cup Cold Buttermilk
2 Tbsp. Buttermilk for brushing


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well with a whisk. With a pastry cutter/blender, cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like coarse crumbs, about 5 minutes.

Make a well in the butter/flour mixture and add buttermilk. Knead dough with fingers until it just comes together. 

Turn dough onto a floured surface and pat together into a rectangle.

Fold the rectangle into thirds. Turn dough a half turn and pat back into a rectangle.

Repeat twice more, folding and pressing dough a total of three times.

Roll on a floured surface to ½ inch thick. Cut out 12 biscuits using a 2 ½ inch round biscuit cutter

Arrange biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make an indentation on top of each biscuit with your thumb. Brush tops with buttermilk. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

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