Farmer's Buttermilk Biscuits
* 1 stick of unsalted butter, melted and divided
* 2 C of flour
* 3 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp sugar
* 4 tbsp of cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
* 3/4 C buttermilk
1. Set the oven temperature to 450 degrees allowing the oven to heat up.
2. Use 2 tbsp of the melted butter and brush a cookie sheet well.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
4. Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
5. The mixture should resemble small peas.
6. Add the buttermilk slowly tossing with a fork.
7. Add just enough of the buttermilk to form soft dough that holds together well.
8. Knead the dough about 6 times in the bowl.
9. Place the dough on a floured surface and pat out to 1/2 in. thick.
10. Cut the dough into biscuits using a floured round cookie cutter.
11. Place the biscuits on the prepared cookie sheet.
12. Bake 10 minutes or until a light golden brown.
13. Brush the top of each biscuit with the rest of the melted butter.
If you are preparing a big farm-style meal some evening, you'll most likely want a real farm-style biscuit to go with it. This recipe is very old fashioned. If you have Grandma's biscuit cutter, this would be the recipe to use it on... make her proud!