I call these Butter Biscuits because they are made with butter instead of lard or shortening. They’re easy to make, and I hope you might even try baking them all together as one piece like in the photos. You can just cut them out and bake them separately if that’s your preference. Taste good either way. Smile
2 1/2 cups Self-Rising Flour, sifted
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, very cold or frozen
1 cup Buttermilk, chilled
Melted butter to brush the tops, if desired.
Pre-heat oven to 475F degrees.
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
Grate the butter.
Add the grated butter to the flour.
Use a fork or spoon to cut the butter into the flour.
Make a well in the center of the flour. Add the buttermilk.
Use a wooden spoon to stir ingredients until dough pulls from sides of the bowl.
Dough will be a bit wet or sticky to the touch.
Lightly flour your countertop. Turn the dough out onto the counter top.
Sprinkle dough ball lightly with flour as needed. Fold and shape into a ball.
Roll the dough ball out into an oblong shape.
Fold the bottom half of dough up to about the mid-point of the oblong.
Fold the top half of dough down over the bottom half.
Turn the dough ball. REPEAT this process four times, rolling, folding, turning.
Lightly butter a sheet pan for baking.
Place the rolled out dough onto the baking sheet. Dough should be about one inch thick.
Use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits, but don’t remove them from the sheet of dough.
Bake the biscuits at 475F degrees for about 10-12 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.
Remove biscuits from oven and place on wire rack or folded towel to let cool.
Brush tops with melted butter if desired.
Separate the biscuits while still warm and serve immediately.
I found this way of cooking biscuits to be very unique. You can do the same, or you can cut out your biscuits and place them in a pan to bake them if preferred. They’ll taste delicious either way.
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