The best biscuits ever. Yup! That’s right. Ok, well… I’m sure there are some pretty amazing biscuits out there that I haven’t been lucky enough to taste, yet. But, for a quick homemade recipe…. this is the best. Yup. In my opinion. I’ve made many many many many biscuits in my life. I feel like it may have been the first thing I ever baked. As a kiddo, this was my favorite thing to have with breakfast (well, and bacon too), and it still sort of is a favorite breakfast item of mine.
Most nights my husband makes dinner, because he actually likes to (I know, weird). Though, there are some nights I need to cook dinner. SO, that usually means: biscuits, eggs, and hash browns. I know. I’m lazy. Ha! I just don’t enjoy cooking. Baking I enjoy. Cooking: Meh. Seriously. I’d rather clean the bathroom than cook a meal (unless I’m making some fried chicken… I might do anything for fried chicken).
I found the original recipe on Food.com. I changed up a couple things. For example: I don’t use the food processor, and I don’t use butter (vegetable oil instead). So, here’s MY version of this tasty recipe:
The Best Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil (or butter)
1 cup buttermilk (approx)
Preheat your oven to 450°F. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the vegetable oil until it’s a fine course meal texture. Add the buttermilk and blend it just until it’s combined (over blending makes hard biscuits). The mixture should be very wet, add more buttermilk if it’s too dry. Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Gently pat the dough (do not roll) until it is about 1″ thick. Use something round to cut out the biscuits. If you have scraps, you can combine them together to make a biscuit. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes (just until the biscuits are lightly browned).
The original recipe for these biscuits says it yields 10 biscuits… but, the most I ever get from this recipe is 6. So if you want more, just double the recipe. AND, enjoy! Yum yum yum.