I'm not Southern - but my mom and her family are. I learned to make biscuits the hard way - hand kneading, very persnickety recipes... Then I found this. And they are sooooo simple, and sooooo good - no persnicketiness at all, and work in my KitchenAid.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 scant tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
1 cup whole buttermilk.
1. Preheat oven to 425. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into pats and add to flour, mix until crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix until it forms a rough ball. Add more flour until dough is rough and sticky.
2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and pat it down into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick.
3. Cut dough into biscuits using a floured glass or biscuit cutter. Do not twist cutter when cutting; this crimps the edges of the biscuit and impedes its rise.
4. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.
Thank you AGAIN this year Jz!!!!!!
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