Straight from the oven: The perfect biscuit

Warm your entire family up this winter with some classic buttermilk biscuits. Chef Scott Peacock of Watershed restaurant in Georgia shares a simple recipe that will have everyone going for seconds.

Classic buttermilk biscuits

Prep time: 10 minutes/Bake time: 8 to 12 minutes


  • Buttermilk biscuits

    • 5 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour (measured after sifting)
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon homemade baking powder (see below)
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed lard or butter, chilled
    • 2 cups chilled buttermilk
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Homemade baking powder

    • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
    • 2 tablespoons baking soda


Baking Directions:



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