Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe provided by: Taste of Nova Scotia

Ingredients

4 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup butter
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like oatmeal.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with buttermilk.
  4. Make a well in the dry mix and pour in the eggs.
  5. Using a fork, start combining the dry and wet by running the fork along the outside of the bowl to the middle and then out. Spin the bowl a little each time and repeat this folding motion. Continue until fully mixed and there are no lumps. Do not knead or overwork dough.
  6. Drop dough onto a nonstick (or parchment lined tray) using a spoon. Each ball of dough should be about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  7. Preheat oven to 400° and bake on the middle rack until golden brown (about 12- 15 minutes).