Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
The key to making tender buttermilk biscuits from scratch is to mix the dough as little as possible. There’s no kneading required and you don’t need an electric stand mixer or hand mixer. It’s honestly quite simple and requires only a few ingredients – buttermilk, self-rising flour, butter and sugar. Add a couple more ingredients and you can make easy variations like these delicious lemon rosemary buttermilk biscuits.
Substitution for Self-Rising Flour
While most of us keep flour on hand in our pantries, self-rising flour is not as common a staple in most kitchens. Self-rising flour is a mix of wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Since you probably have all those ingredients in your pantry right now, there’s no need to run out to the store to get self-rising flour especially for this recipe. To make a cup of your own self-rising flour, you can combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Because this recipe calls for 2⅓ cups of self rising flour, you will need to use:
2⅓ cups of all-purpose flour + 3 ½ teaspoons of baking powder + ½ teaspoon of salt