Now, fat and gluten aside, its time for me to adjust my eating even more. After being of the 50 ish age and finding out my labs were a touch on the "bad" side, I have to adjust my eating even more. Ugh. Its okay. I am kind of enjoying this journey. I have learned a lot about health and wellness. I have learned a lot about loving myself more so that I want to do it for my self. I am getting there. Weight is starting to come off. Very slow. I am totally happy that it is moving in the right direction.
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
1 cup buttermilk ( approximate)
Preheat your oven to 450°F.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Use a pastry blender to add in the cold butter. Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined. If it is dry, add a bit more buttermilk. The dough should be very wet.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Gently, gently gather up and pat the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick.
Cut into rounds. You can gently knead the scraps together and make a few more, but they will not be anywhere near as good as the first ones.
Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other. Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom.
Do not over bake.
A couple tips:
The more you handle the dough the tougher your end product will be.
If you have a food processor it will make better biscuits.
You also must pat the dough out with your hands, lightly. Rolling with a rolling pin is a way to overstimulate the gluten, resulting in a tougher biscuit.
You can make these biscuits, cut them, put them on cookie sheets and freeze them for up to a month. When you want fresh biscuits, place them frozen on the cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for about 20 minutes.
135 calories for one biscuit, if you make 12.