These are my version of Alton Brown’s biscuits. I don’t keep shortening in the house so I used butter instead. I’m also lazy, so I let my food processor do the work with mixing the butter and flour together. We had a barn cookie cutter so made barn shaped Buscuits.
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
4 TBSP butter
1 c buttermilk, chilled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture looks like crumbs.
Pour mixture into a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting.
Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.
Serves 4 – 8.