A simple yet delicious homemade biscuit recipe made with White Lily flour, butter, buttermilk, and a few tricks to achieve tall, flaky biscuits.
The Saga of the No Rise Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to Fluffy and Flaky!
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm, homemade biscuit. As a Southerner, biscuits are a staple in my kitchen. However, I know not everyone has experience making them from scratch. After receiving requests from viewers, I decided to film a tutorial showing you my “foolproof” biscuit recipe and technique.
For the recipe, I use White Lily self-rising flour which gives biscuits the perfect texture. I cut a stick of chilled salted butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then I add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Next, I stir in 1 cup of buttermilk until just combined. The secret is not overmixing – this ensures a tender biscuit. I pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thick and cut biscuits using a round cutter.
IN MY FIRST ATTEMPT, THE BISCUITS DIDN’T RISE AS HIGH AS I WANTED.
Take 1: https://youtu.be/njDIs6qViYE
BUT I WAS DETERMINED TO GET IT RIGHT, SO I CALLED MY AUNT FOR ADVICE AND GAVE IT ANOTHER TRY!
Take 2: https://youtu.be/xeqYB2AT4PQ
She suggested a few tweaks that made all the difference.
The key is keeping the butter cold. I started by chilling my dough bowl in an ice water bath before mixing. This helped prevent the butter from melting too much. I also patted out the dough instead of rolling it, which incorporates less air.
Aunt Sally also suggested that I preheat my oven to a high 475 degrees F and place the biscuits touching on an ungreased baking sheet. This time, they rose up tall and golden brown after 10-12 minutes.
The extra steps like chilling the dough and patting instead of rolling, preheating to 475 degrees F, and placing the biscuit closer together really made a difference. This time, they rose up tall and golden brown after 10-12 minutes.
I hope these tips help you achieve fluffy, flaky biscuits at home! Let me know if you have any other questions. Now who’s ready to bake?
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