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Buttermilk Biscuits

In this video, Chef John shows you how to make light, flaky buttermilk biscuits. You’ll learn how to cut-in the cold, cold butter. Cold is the key here. You’ll see how to work the biscuit dough and then roll it out. Get a trick for getting the biscuits to rise up straight in the oven. They’ll come out beautiful golden brown, flaky but tender. YUM! Check out the recipe for Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits. They take a little practice, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it.

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  • Nancy Ulrey

Thank you for this video! I'm a beginner and I was having trouble knowing exactly how to handle the dough because fearing I was going to work it too much. Ha I was working it way too little! I appreciate hearing about pressing your thumb in the middle before baking. THat will also help my biscuits.

  • lindarbell

I love the way you poured the buttermilk in the hollowed out middle of the bowl like my mother makes hers. She used lard also but the butter is also good.

  • MrsMorton

You can also buy powdered buttermilk. I buy SACO brand cultured buttermilk blend. (It's in a squat, round container, 12 ounces, and has a cartoony looking chef on the front.) You add this to water. You have to keep it refrigerated, but for those of us who can't buy buttermilk, or who just don't use it too often, it's a much better alternative. They have a website: Good luck.