Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter ( 1 stick or ¼ pound), frozen
3/4 cup buttermilk
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Use the large grating surface of a well chilled box grater, and grate the butter into the flour mixture. Gently blend the butter into the flour. Use a fork or other tool. Do not use your hands as that will warm the butter too much. The flour mixture should be grainy and dry.
Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add buttermilk into the middle. Mix the dough lightly with your fingers. and add milk when necessary to make a soft dough. Do not over work the doughPat out dough onto a lightly floured surface to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.
Pre-heat the oven to 450˚. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and place in the middle of the oven for about 12 minutes minutes or until golden brown.