Buttermilk Biscuits

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2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor.

Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour mixture until it resembles course meal.

Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined.

If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet.

Turn the dough out onto a floured board.

Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick.

Use a biscuit cutter to cut into rounds.

Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart

Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom.

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