Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits are not just for dinner with butter. A good biscuit recipe can be used with the right toppings to create everything from a hearty breakfast, to a stylish appetizer and even a light dessert. Every family seems to have their own recipe – Peter’s recipe is really simple and gets great consistent results. You can have fresh biscuits on the table in under 30 minutes.

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Peter’s Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups All Purpose flour (more for dusting)
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup shortening (Butter/Lard/Vegetable Shortening – make sure it’s COLD)
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, combine dry ingredients and pulse to combine.

Add shortening (butter/lard/vegetable shortening), pulse until the shortening combines with flour to the size of peas.

Add buttermilk, process to combine – until dough sticks to the blade and combines to a ball.

Place dough on a floured surface. Sprinkle top with a little more flour, and pat or roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.

Cut with 2″ biscuit cutter (or whatever size/shape you desire), place on UNGREASED cookie sheet at least 1 inch apart.

Bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until biscuits rise and are golden.

Serve immediately.

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