Southern Biscuits

Here at the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast we used them for a B and B meeting and breakfast for biscuits and gravy! These are the perfect biscuit to accompany any meal! The picture is from the meeting. It is pictured with mini-cheesecakes (recipe coming soon).

-2 cups flour

-4 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons butter
-2 tablespoons shortening

-1 cup buttermilk, chilled

1) Preheat oven to 450°F.

2) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs. (The faster the better, you don’t want the fats to melt.) 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.

3) 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. (Biscuits from the second pass will nit be quite as light as those from the first, but hey, that’s life.)

4) Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold top, 15 to 20 minutes.

Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

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