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Light and fluffy with a crispy golden top, these buttermilk biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to any meal

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Make sure you gather all your tools and ingredients before you start - you don't want to be scrambling mid-recipe to find something you forget!

You Will Need

  • Hand mixer, ideally with dough hooks
  • Large Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • Pastry brush
  • Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups self-rising flour*
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Melted butter

  • Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large mixing bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well and pour in buttermilk. Mix with hand mixer on low speed until just combined.


    2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and need 3-4 times. Pat or lightly roll to a 3/4 in thickness and cut into circles with a floured biscuit cutter or the rim of a small glass.


    3. Arrange biscuits on a greased or lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown on top, 11-13 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter and serve warm with your choice of butter, clotted cream, jam, or gravy.


    4. *DIY self-rising flour: If you don't have self-rising flour, don't worry! You can substitute a combination of 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt, whisked together, for every cup of self-rising flour.


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