No one will believe that these tender, flaky, sky-high buttermilk biscuits are homemade! 6 ingredients & 20 minutes is all you need!
2 1/4cupall purpose flour
3/4cup+1 tbsp buttermilkplus more for brushing on top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter over the bowl. Add the buttermilk and mix, then knead by hand for a minute or two until the dough just barely holds together.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat or roll until 3/4 inch thick (or slightly under). Using a round 2-3 inch cutter, press straight down and cut out 12 circles (re-rolling the dough if needed), DO NOT twist the cutter, it will destroy the flaky sides.
Place on the prepared sheet at least an 1 1/2 inches apart. Lightly brush tops with extra buttermilk. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
-If you don't want to make the biscuits all at once, you can cut them out and freeze them in an air-tight plastic bag for up to 3 months. Remove them from the freezer, brush with buttermilk and bake for 2-3 minute more than the recipe states.