8 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, small cubes at room temperature (see note)
2 cups All Purpose Flour (see note)
2 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Kosher Salt
¾ cup Buttermilk
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the cubed butter and blend into mixture using your hands. Crush the butter cubes between your fingers. Similar to making pie dough. Slowly add the buttermilk while you continue to mix the dough. Don't overwork the dough. Now drop the dough onto a greased or sprayed baking sheet by a spoon. The drop biscuit should be about the size of a peach. The dough should make 12 biscuits. Place baking sheet into a pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Note: Try using lard in place of the butter for this recipe. Use 4 ounces of lard for the 8 tbsp. of butter.
Note: Substitute cake flour for the all purpose flour to make a lighter biscuit.
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