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plaza biscuit recipe

Easy Southern Biscuit

An easy southern style biscuit you could bake up in 30 minutes for breakfast or as a side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients
  

FOR STEP 2

  • 30 gram unsalted butter diced and chilled
  • 60 gram Shortening

FOR STEP 3

  • 340 gram all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda

FOR STEP 5

  • 1 Cup buttermilk

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 450 F
  • Dice up butter and add in shortening. Chill in freezer while you measure the dry ingredients to keep the butter cold
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Add butter shortening mix to the dry ingredients and cut the fat into the flour with your fingers. Just reach in, pick up some of the diced butter pieces, and smash them in your fingertips into the flour. Keep doing this until as much of the flour is incorporated into the butter as you can. Try not to let the butter melt
  • Add buttermilk and stir with spatula to combine all of the flour mixture. It won't be smooth, you just need to get as much of the flour into the dough ball as you can
  • Tip the dough out onto a floured counter
  • With a board scraper, press it together into a rough rectangle. Using the scraper, reach under half and fold it onto itself like a playdough book. Keep pressing it down and folding it about 8 times until the dough has a consistent texture.
  • Use a 2" biscuit cutter or any other round thing really to cut out the biscuits
  • Place on a baking sheet in the 450 F oven for 10 minutes, rotate pan and bake for another 10 minutes or until they are golden brown on the tops.

Notes

Try to not over mix the dough in the bowl or the biscuits will be tough and chewy. You want to mix or handle the dough as little as possible.
Try not to twist the cutter at the bottom of the biscuit to release them. It is a strong impulse but it kind of seals the bottom layers and prevents them from rising.
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