Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
- 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- calories 121
- caloriesfromfat 31 %
- fat 4.2 g
- satfat 2.6 g
- monofat 1.1 g
- polyfat 0.2 g
- protein 2.4 g
- carbohydrate 18.4 g
- fiber 0.5 g
- cholesterol 11 mg
- iron 0.9 mg
- sodium 198 mg
- calcium 63 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill 10 minutes.
Combine buttermilk and honey, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds (as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope). Re-roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds; gently roll or pat to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter to form 14 dough rounds. Place dough rounds, 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool 2 minutes on wire racks. Serve warm.
Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits: Add 1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice to flour mixture. Decrease buttermilk to 1/3 cup; add 3/4 cup canned pumpkin to buttermilk mixture. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes. Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit).
CALORIES 122 (32% from fat); FAT 3g (sat 6g, mono 1g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 3g; CARB 9g; FIBER 9g; CHOL 11mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 192mg; CALC 59mg
Parmesan-Pepper Biscuits: Add 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to flour mixture. Decrease butter to 1/4 cup. Add 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese to buttermilk mixture. Bake at 400° for 13 minutes. Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit).
CALORIES 131 (32% from fat); FAT 7g (sat 9g, mono 9g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 5g; FIBER 5g; CHOL 13mg; IRON 9mg; SODIUM 239mg; CALC 98mg