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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

  • 2 cups unbleached flour (10 oz.)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk - cold
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter - melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter - melted for brushing tops

  1. Adjust rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 deg.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Combine buttermilk and 8 Tbsp melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
  3. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl. Using greased 1/4 cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 12 to 14 min. Brush tops with 2 Tbsp melted butter, transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 min. before serving.
  5. To refresh day old biscuits heat in 300 deg. oven for 10 min.

Serves: 6      Total cook time: 14 min.
Source: Cook's Illustrated Nov. 2007

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