What's better than a biscuit hot from the oven? Make a batch tonight with this easy recipe.
Step 1: Preheat oven Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Mix dry ingredients Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Step 3: Add butter Mix the butter pieces into the flour mixture with your fingers until the texture is coarse.
Step 4: Add buttermilk Stir in the buttermilk with a fork until the mixture is a moist, sticky dough.
Step 5: Knead the dough Turn the dough onto a flat, lightly floured surface and knead it gently a few times. Then, flatten it with your hands and a lightly floured rolling pin until it's an even half-inch thick.
Step 6: Cut out rounds Using a lightly floured biscuit cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can. Put them on an ungreased baking sheet, spaced two inches apart. Then re-knead the leftover dough so you can squeeze out a few more.
TIP: If you don't care about uniformity, just cut out rectangular sections of the dough with a floured knife.
Step 7: Glaze the tops Brush the tops of the biscuits lightly with the beaten egg.
Step 8: Bake Bake until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with lots of butter!
FACT: In England, "biscuit" refers to a cookie, not a bread roll.