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Buttermilk Biscuits

Belle and Sean love the biscuits you get at a local chicken take out place “Chick’n’Joy” and I want to reproduce them. I guess I will have to ask them how they do it. I found this recipe for buttermilk biscuits from  Thomas Keller. I found them a wee bit salty and even Belle (there is no such thing as too much salt) said they were a touch salty.
So next time, and there will be lots of next times because they are so quick and easy to make, I will cut the salt in half. If you try this recipe, please try cutting the salt in half.  I did like them and on their own they are great but with soup or ham in the middle (Belle is on her way to the kitchen right now to add a slice of Rosemary Ham to her last biscuit). I like these and would serve them with a big family dinner as dinner rolls.

Buttermilk Biscuits
from “Ad Hoc At Home” by Thomas Keller

2 cups cake flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 lb unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into 1/2″ slices
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, plus 1-2 tbsp for brushing
2-3 tbsp butter, melted for brushing

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a food processor and pulse several times to mix.
  3. Add the butter and blend until the butter is the size of of peas.
  4. Place the dough in a large bowl, add the butter milk and using a large spatula, combine the dough and buttermilk.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a ball and roll out into a 3/4″ flat surface.
  6. Using a 2″ circle cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Recombine the dough and roll it out and make more circles. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  8. Brush the dough circles with Buttermilk and bake for 18 minutes.
  9. While the dough is baking add some butter to a microwave proof dish and nuke for 30 seconds.
  10. When the biscuits are done, remove and brush with the melted butter.
  11. Add whatever you like to the biscuits, Chicken noodle soup, Ham, Grape jelly (just before some else suggests this !!) or anything you like.
  12. They are great.

Keller's Buttermilk Biscuits

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