Ingredients6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup buttermilk
InstructionsEnsure your butter is extra cold. Stick it in the freezer if that helps. Then grate it like you would cheese.
2.In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add in butter and mix well to ensure each piece of butter is coated with the flour mixture.
3.Make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk. Use your hands to mix just enough to make all of the ingredients.
4.Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently flatten out to a rectangle that is about 9 inches long and 5 inches wide. Fold the long sides over in thirds so that you now have a rectangle that is 3 inches long and 5 inches wide. Repeat process two more times. This is how you get the layers. Flatten the final rectangle so that its about an inch thick.
5.Use a biscuit cutter to press straight down (don't twist otherwise your biscuits won't rise). You should get a total of about 6 biscuits. To get the last couple, you'll have to gently squeeze the scraps together into a shape that's just bigger than the biscuit cutter.
6.Bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!