I love baking but it is no lie that it is a science and I am still mastering that element of the baking process (science, math, I'm sure you're sensing a theme here...but hello! Writing, I got that down.) So i am always a little nervous for the finished product, but these turned out PERFECT. I split the recipe in half (see below) and cooked them in a cast iron.
- 1/2 stick cold butter
- 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for kneading
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- In a food processor combine flood, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda and pulse. Pulse in the (cold!) butter until it's about pea-size.
- Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the buttermilk. This is where you don't want to overmix. Combine the buttermilk until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
- One a floured surface, knead the dough with your hands (flour those too). Fold the dough until combined, form into a square.
- Cut into four pieces, pat into a slight round shape .
- Place biscuits in cast iron skillet close enough together so that they're slightly touching.
- Bake at 425 degrees for around 20 minutes or until golden brown. Keep an eye on them.
- Brush with butter and then top with your favorite jam or gravy.
(Adapted from Chrissy Teigen's Craving's)