Having soft and warm biscuits to accompany your dinner with is a must. Especially during the colder months of the year when you crave that warm, toasty comfort food. These biscuits are not only great for dinner, but to eat with jams or preserves and a big cup of coffee!
- 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast (3.75g)
- 1/4 Cup Warm Water 100°-110°F (60ml)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar (2g)
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour (350g)
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar (24g)
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder (10g)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda (2.5g)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (3g)
- 1/4 Cup Cold Butter, Cubed (50g)
- 1/4 Cup Vegetable Shortening, Cubed (50g)
- 1 Cup Buttermilk (240ml)
- In a small bowl, add the yeast, water, and sugar. Stir to combine. Let stand 5 minutes for yeast to proof.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter and shortening into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Add the buttermilk and yeast mixture, stirring together until the dough holds shape. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. On a floured work surface, turn out the dough and knead a couple of times, then form into a circle. Roll out the dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Fold dough in half, then repeat the process once more. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 inch round cutter. Roll and cut scraps again as needed.
- Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet with their sides touching. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Brush tops again with melted butter. Serve warm.
| Makes about 15 biscuits.