Real Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

I’m sitting here at a loss for words. These buttery flaky melt-in-your-mouth biscuits don’t even need an introduction. They speak for themselves. They are nothing short of perfection, and the best part is that they are pretty easy. Just follow the directions exactly and they will turn out perfect every single time. Be prepared to wow your dinner guests, they taste just as delicious as they look!

2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 ½ cups flour
1 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick cold butter
3/4 cups buttermilk (or mix 1 Tbs white vinegar into 3/4 c milk)

Preheat oven to 450°. Combine yeast and warm water in a bowl, let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Use a cheese grater and grate butter into flour mixture and mix together. Combine yeast mixture and buttermilk, then pour into flour mixture and mix until combined (it will be a little sticky), then refrigerate for 20 minutes. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll into a rectangle then fold in half and roll it out again, repeat 5 more times (this is the secret for getting all those flaky layers) then roll into a rectangle about ½ inch thick and cut with a 2 inch round cutter (or if you’re like me, just use a cup). Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange biscuits close together so that they are touching each other (they rise better this way). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter.

Source | Southern Living
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