Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups (300g) No. 3 Gluten Free Pastry Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (113g) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • ¾ cup (180g) cold buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Work in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. If using an egg, beat the egg into the buttermilk. Pour buttermilk into the bowl and squeeze the dough through your hands until the dough just holds together.
  5. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper that has been lightly dusted with flour.
  6. Use your hands to pat the dough into a 9 x 5-inch square that is 1-inch thick.
  7. Cut out 8 rounds using a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
  8. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden. Serve warm.

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