Biscuits or Scones, Buttermilk

Biscuits or Scones, Buttermilk

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.5
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.2 mg
  • Sodium: 203.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Original from the Joy of Cooking. Makes 18 small biscuits aor 8 sugar scones. Original from the Joy of Cooking. Makes 18 small biscuits aor 8 sugar scones.
Number of Servings: 18


    Flour 2 cups, spoon into measuring cup and level off
    Baking powder, 2 1/2 teaspoons
    Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
    Salt 1 teaspoon
    Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon
    Butter, unsalted and cold 5 tablespoons, in chunks
    Buttermilk 1 cup


Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and using a manual wire pastry blender, cut in the fat until coarse crumbs, leaving some bigger pieces of butter to ensure flaky biscuits. Make a well in the flour and use a wooden spoon to stir in buttermilk until the dough is all one lump. Do not over mix and use a light hand - this is the key to perfect biscuits.
Put several spoonfuls of flour onto a cool surface (a marble slab is ideal) and turn out the dough. Knead lightly just to smooth the dough, pat into a 1/2 inch thick round, and use a 2 inch cutter to make biscuits. Repat the scraps and cut again - makes 18.
For scones, pat into a round, cut into 8 wedges, brush with buttermilk, sprinkle on sugar.
Put onto a silicone mat on a baking sheet: biscuits just touching each other, scones separate.
Bake at 450 F for 10 to 12 minutes (425F convection oven). Eat hot and fresh with butter.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HOLDINGON2.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made these biscuits and 1 cup of buttermilk was not enough for that amount of flour. Anyone else have this problem? - 6/2/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used about 1.5 cups buttermilk. Started w/the suggested 1 cup and added little by little till it was the right consistency. Nice and fluffy! - 7/10/19

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these this morning and added a bit more buttermilk. They turned out great! My husband asked what I did differently to the biscuits because they had risen so well. I said it was a buttermilk biscuit recipe with more leavening than my usual baking powder biscuit recipe. It's our new favorite! - 6/6/15

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent.............. - 9/8/20

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  • Very Good
    I made these as scones. I added 1 tsp. cinammon, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup dried cranberries to mix. They have a very fluffy biscuity consistency but a light sweet taste. Next time I will add a touch more sugar. Very tasty! - 5/1/13

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