Buttermilk Biscuits

Cuisinart original

The quintessential all-purpose biscuit that works just as well on the side with a plate of AirFried Chicken as it does as a foundation for Strawberry Shortcakes.

Yields

Makes 12 biscuits


Ingredients

         non stick cooking spray
2¼    cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
¾      cup cake flour
1       tablespoon cream of tartar
2       teaspoons baking soda
¼      teaspoon granulated sugar
1       teaspoon kosher salt
¼      teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (omit if making for
         a sweet recipe)
9       tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1       cup buttermilk
2       tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


Nutritional information

Nutritional information per biscuit:
Calories 260 (73% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 2g • fat 19g • sat. fat 8g chol. 31mg sod. 304mg • calc. 23mg • fiber 1g

Instructions

1. Coat the Baking Pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Put both flours, cream of tartar, baking soda, sugar, salt and pepper,
if using, into the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal
chopping blade. Process to sift ingredients for about 10 seconds.
Add the cold butter and pulse until butter resembles the size of peas.
3. With the machine running, add the buttermilk, and process until JUST
incorporated. The dough will be quite sticky. Remove the dough from
the work bowl and place onto a well-floured surface. Knead lightly by
hand and form into a log.
4. Cut the log into 12 equal pieces. Form each piece into a round;
place it onto the prepared Baking Pan.
5. Select Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Once the oven is preheated,
place the biscuits into the oven in rack position 2.
6. Biscuits should be evenly golden brown when ready. Remove from
oven and brush with melted butter immediately.