How To: Make homemade biscuits

Make homemade biscuits

What's better than a biscuit hot from the oven? Make a batch tonight with this easy recipe.
You Will Need
* 3 c. all-purpose flour
* 1½ tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder
* ½ tbsp. salt
* ½ tsp. baking soda
* 1½ sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces
* 1¼ c. cold, well-shaken buttermilk
* 1 large egg, beaten
* A rolling pin
* A biscuit cutter
* A cookie sheet
* A pastry brush

Step 1: Preheat oven
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.

Step 3: Add butter
Mix the butter pieces into the flour mixture with your fingers until the texture is coarse.

Step 4: Add buttermilk
Stir in the buttermilk with a fork until the mixture is a moist, sticky dough.

Step 5: Knead the dough
Turn the dough onto a flat, lightly floured surface and knead it gently a few times. Then, flatten it with your hands and a lightly floured rolling pin until it's an even half-inch thick.

Step 6: Cut out rounds
Using a lightly floured biscuit cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can. Put them on an ungreased baking sheet, spaced two inches apart. Then re-knead the leftover dough so you can squeeze out a few more.

If you don't care about uniformity, just cut out rectangular sections of the dough with a floured knife.

Step 7: Glaze the tops
Brush the tops of the biscuits lightly with the beaten egg.

Step 8: Bake
Bake until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with lots of butter!

Fact: In England, "biscuit" refers to a cookie, not a bread roll.

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