Homemade Biscuits

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  • These homemade biscuits are light, flaky and absolutely delicious! You can’t beat the perfect buttermilk flavor and fluffy texture. You’ll be making these homemade biscuits over store-bought any day!

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    Buttermilk Biscuits

    This might be a surprise to some, but homemade biscuits are actually pretty simple to bake. And once you’ve tasted how light and flaky these biscuits are, you’ll be making them over store-bought any day! They have the perfect fluffy texture and and the buttermilk flavor truly can’t be beat.

    I got this biscuit recipe from the Magnolia Table cookbook. I am LOVING her new book. I went to their restaurant a few months ago and fell in LOVE with their homemade biscuits, so I couldn’t wait to make them when I got home. As soon as the book arrived in the mail, I opened it up and saw ‘Jo Jo’s Biscuits’ front and center. Trust me when I say this biscuit recipe is incredible and is just as good as I remembered. These homemade biscuits are already a kitchen staple and are definitely now one of my favorite recipes!

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    How to Make Biscuits

    You only need 6 simple ingredients to make this biscuit recipe: flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, eggs and buttermilk. I do have to say that the key to making these biscuits incredible is using real buttermilk instead of the milk + vinegar trick.

    1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter, a fork or food processor to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are about the size of peas.
    2. Stir in the beaten egg with a wooden spoon. Next stir in the buttermilk. Stir just until it comes together (should be sticky still). Add a little more buttermilk or flour if needed. Refrigerate.
    3. Place the dough onto a floured surface or silicone mat. Flour your hands and press down into a circle (about 1/2 inches thick). Use a floured 2 3/4″ round cutter to cut 10 biscuits. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, so they are all touching.
    4. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of buttermilk. Brush onto the tops of the homemade biscuits (you won’t need to use it all). Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

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    Tips for Fluffy Homemade Biscuits

    • Make sure to use COLD butter (I like to place mine in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to using).
    • If you have time, place your bowl with the flour ingredients in the fridge for 30 minutes as well.
    • Don’t overwork the dough. You want the ingredients to just barely come together and not be a smooth dough. Stir it just until combined. Then when pressing it out, do it ever so lightly.
    • Make sure your oven is preheated and hot before putting the homemade biscuits in the oven.

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    Buttermilk Biscuits

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Chill: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 10
    Calories: 231
    Author: Jamielyn
    These homemade biscuits are light, flaky and absolutely delicious! You can't beat the perfect buttermilk flavor and fluffy texture. You'll be making these homemade biscuits over store-bought any day!

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose or self-rising flour ,plus more for counter
    • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 cup salted butter, cold , cut into 1/2 inch pieces or grated
    • 1 large egg , beaten + 1 for brushing
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk , plus 1 Tablespoon for brushing

    Instructions

    • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter, a fork or food processor to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are about the size of peas. 
    • Stir in the beaten egg with a wooden spoon. Next stir in the buttermilk. Stir just until it comes together (should be sticky still). Add a little more buttermilk or flour if needed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
    • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a small baking sheet.
    • Place the dough onto a floured surface or silicone mat. Flour your hands and press down into a circle (about 1/2 inches thick). Use a floured 2 3/4" round cutter to cut 10 biscuits. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, so they are all touching. 
    • Whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of buttermilk. Brush onto the tops of the homemade biscuits (you want need to use it all). Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. 
    • Serve with butter and honey or jam. 

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    Notes

    Recipe from Magnolia Table 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 181mg | Vitamin A: 9.6% | Calcium: 8.3% | Iron: 2.3%
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