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Basic Buttermilk Biscuits

These are a simple, drop-style of biscuit that bake up soft and delicate with an almost cake-like texture, but are not sweet so they are ideal to serve alongside a bowl of soup or chilli or in place of a roll at dinner.

Makes 18 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg and oil together. Add this to the flour mixture and stir just until blended.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoons to drop batter (about ¼ cup each) onto the prepared baking trays, leaving 2-inches between them. Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes until they are a light golden brown and lift away from the parchment easily.
  5. Serve the biscuits warm from the oven, or re-heated at 300 for 10 minutes. The biscuits are best enjoyed the day they are baked.