Gently pat the dough flat instead of rolling with a rolling pin. Patting preserves all the pockets of fat needed for flaky biscuits, whereas rolling pancakes them into small, dense pucks. Cut the biscuits into squares to avoid any leftover scraps. Spelt flour adds a deep nutty flavor, but you can use white whole-wheat flour if you can't find spelt.

Deb Wise
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 biscuit)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

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  • Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk just until combined.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 2 to 3 times or until dough comes together. Pat dough into a 10- x 8-inch rectangle; cut into 16 squares. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 1.5g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 1mg; sodium 305mg; calcium 133mg; sugars 0g; added sugar 0g.
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