Nothing says “love” quite like a hot, fresh biscuit to accompany a meal. Top them with some butter and fresh jam or honey, and you have a real treat! The inside of these biscuits are soft and fluffy and the outside has just a little bit of crispness. Last night I made these to go with my red beans and rice. The best thing about these biscuits is that you really don’t have to plan ahead – no waiting for butter to come to room temperature or waiting time for dough to rise. Mix, kneed and go!
2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 stick unsalted, chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preaheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse bread crumbs with some small, pea-sized pieces. Incorporate buttermilk until smooth. Kneed on a lightly floured surface or with dough hook attachment on your stand mixer about 3-4 minutes. Coat bottom of a 9×9 glass pan with the vegetable oil. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls, flatten slightly, roll in oil once. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until the tops are golden in color. Serve with butter, jam, honey or even gravy.