Sofie’s 100-Year Old Biscuits

My cousin Sofie swears by these biscuits, and I have to say, they are quite good. The recipe has been passed down for 100 years! I found that the buttermilk gave them a bit of a sour note, almost like a piece of biscuity sourdough bread. I brushed melted butter on the top of mine, but you can certainly eat them as is.

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1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Vegetable oil to grease pan
1/2 cup melted butter (optional)

Preheat your oven to 450°F and grease the bottom of an 8” pan with oil. Mix all the ingredients together with a fork in a large bowl until just combined.

Transfer the mix to a lightly floured surface and knead by hand no more than six times. Roll into a log and cut into 1/2” rounds. Alternatively, roll out dough to a 1/2” thickness and cut with cookie cutters.

Place the biscuits a bit apart on the greased sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, melt butter and brush the tops as soon as they come out of the oven.

Serve warm. Makes 18 biscuits.

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