Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tyler Florence Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

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homemade biscuits

Found this recipe by Tyler Florence that made some super flaky buttery biscuits!  Nice and crispy on the outside and soft layers on the inside.  I still wished they rose higher, but they definitely did the trick for the biscuits and gravy we were making for dinner one night.  I didn't bother making round ones, just simply cutting the turned out dough into nice big squares so I didn't have any scraps of dough left.  Although I do like to make those into little cinnamon twists if I do use that method. Either way, I definitely recommend this recipe!  There's lots of comments on the original recipe page too, if you're looking for substitute ideas.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk


In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients together with a fork. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk. Quickly fold dry ingredients into buttermilk with your hands until a sticky dough forms.

Turn dough out onto floured surface. Gently fold the dough over itself 3 or 4 times to create layers. Roll dough out to 3/4-inch thick. Cut with a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Transfer dough rounds to a sheet pan. Gather scraps and repeat. Make a dimple in the center to help the top rise evenly. Brush with butter. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven until golden brown.

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