Holladay Family's Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Pete tried many biscuit recipes, but these are the best -- and it's still being used for breakfasts today!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, chilled plus 1/2 stick, melted
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Cut in the 1 stick of chilled butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add buttermilk all at once and stir just until dough clings together.

Gently knead dough about 10-12 times on a floured surface. Pat dough out to 1/2 inch think. Cut dough with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter or a glass. Dredge buiscuits in the 1/2 stick melted butter. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden.

Recipe Summary:
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Recipe Provided By:
Holladay House B&B
Orange, VA

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