I’ll start by giving the ingredients, then the instructions.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flower
1 cup buttermilk (see tip below)*
1/2 stick or 1/4 cup of margarine
1 tbsp baking powder (NOT soda!)
1 tsp salt
cooking spray for the baking sheet
Makes approximately 16 biscuits.
Turn on the oven and heat it to 450 degrees. While it’s heating, start putting the ingredients together.
Like most baking recipes, start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, which includes both flours, baking powder, and the salt.
With a fork, mash in the margarine until it is very broken up. Finally, add the buttermilk (using the fork is easiest), turning the dough until it resembles a thick paste. It will be very sticky.
Spray a baking sheet, then using a spoon, scoop out the dough and drop it onto the baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between biscuits. Place the sheet onto the top rack of the oven, and bake for 15 minutes. If you do two batches, be aware that the second batch will not take as long, and you should keep an eye on them to prevent burning!
Pull them out and let them cool before plopping onto a platter for serving with butter, jam, honey, etc.
* Tip: Don’t have buttermilk on hand? Use regular milk and add two teaspoons of lemon juice or white vinegar. Give the milk a few minutes to “set” and it will work in the same manner as buttermilk!