I have a stack of biscuit recipes and couldn’t decide which to try…so in frustration, I googled ‘best biscuits’, and Alton Brown’s recipe became the winner. Super tasty, and they really did rise into crazy towers – enjoy!
4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
2 T. butter
2 T. Crisco
1 c. cold buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 400 and in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt. Add in the butter and shortening and use a pastry cutter to work it all together until the mixture is crumbly. Make a well in the center, pour in the buttermilk and stir until it all just comes together – the dough will be sticky.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it a few times by folding it over onto itself. Press the whole thing into a 1-inch thick round and cut out 2-inch biscuits with a round cookie cutter. Re-work the dough as needed to get as many biscuits as possible – I was able to cut out 13, 4 of which were from the re-worked dough.
Place the rounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until they’re tall and golden. Enjoy them with a lot of butter and jam (or honey)!