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Good Old Fashioned Buttermilk Baking Powder Tea Biscuits

Makes 6 gorgeous biscuits
Course Biscuits
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Valerie Lugonja

Ingredients

  • 2 cups or 300g flour
  • 4 teaspoons or 20g baking powder
  • 1/2 or 2.5g teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup or 60g ice cold butter , cubed
  • 1 cup or 200g buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F
  2. Place first three ingredients into a food processor with the steel blade
  3. Add frozen butter in even chunks
  4. Process three to four times, quickly, until the fat looks like flat oatmeal or, the butter is about the size of peas
  5. Incorporate the liquid gently, until mixture just comes together; do not overwork this dough, or the biscuits will be tough
  6. Roll dough between parchment paper about 2 inches thick; cut into desired shapes
  7. Bake at 450 F for 12 to15 minutes until golden on the bottom and lightly golden on the top

Instructions for the Thermomix:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F
  2. Scale first three ingredients into the TM bowl; combine for 5 seconds at speed 2
  3. Scale cubed butter into TM bowl; pulse on turbo 3 times for 1 second each until the fat looks like flat oatmeal or, the butter is about the size of peas
  4. Scale the buttermilk into the TM bowl; mix to just combine at speed 0-5 for 6 seconds
  5. Knead for 30 seconds; remove from bowl and place on lightly floured surface
  6. Roll dough between parchment paper about 2 inches thick; cut into desired shapes
  7. Bake at 450 F for 12 to15 minutes until golden on the bottom and lightly golden on the top