Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick chilled butter, plus 1/2 stick, melted
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; add the buttermilk and stir until the dough just clings together. Gently knead the dough about 10-12 times on a floured surface.

Pat the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut the dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter or glass. Dredge the biscuits in 1/2 stick melted butter.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.

Recipe reprinted by permission of <I>Holladay House Bed and Breakfast, VA<. All rights reserved.

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