2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda (make sure it's fresh!)
1 tsp. coarse or Kosher salt
1/2 cup (that's one stick!) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing on
1/2 cup heavy cream
Light, fluffy biscuits make any meal special.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter using two knives or a pastry blender until the mix is coarse. It should look like little floury balls. Add buttermilk and cream. Stir to combine.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board. Pat into a 6 inch mound, about 1 inch high. Using a floured biscuit cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing about 1 inch apart.
Gather scraps, reshape and cut out. Brush tops with buttermilk.
Bake at 375°F until tops are golden, about 22 minutes.
Transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Saturday May 15th, 2010