- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 Tbs cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
- 1 cup cold buttermilk, divided
- 2 Tbs melted butter, for brushing
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pulse several times to combine well. Add the butter and continue to pulse in 2-second increments, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few pea-sized pieces (about 5 pulses).
Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, pour 3/4 cup buttermilk over it, and use a fork to mix for about 1 minute, or until the dough just comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, knead with floured hands, and pat into a rectangle about 6×10 inches and 1-inch thick.
Fold the dough like a business letter (the righmost third over the center third, then the left third on top). Turn the dough a quarter of a turn, pat it into another 6×10 inch rectangle, and fold it upon itself in thirds again. Repeat one more time, then pat the dough into a 6×10 inch rectangle a final time.
Using a floured 2-3 inch biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits from the dough and place them about 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Pat the scraps into a 1-inch thick rectangle and cut more biscuits.
Brush the tops with some of the remaining buttermilk, and bake 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are just beginning to brown.
Makes 10-12 biscuits
From Pink Parsley Catering