I was determined to use as much buttermilk as possible, (I hate that you can only buy it in 1 litre containers around here, I almost always end up tossing most of it) so I also baked off some maple-glazed biscuits. Most didn't turn out, but... I was happy with this one at least!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons white sugar (optional)
- 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Maple syrup for glazing
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients, then cut the butter pieces into it with a pastry cutter or two knives.
Add the buttermilk, stirring just until a sticky dough forms.
Turn it out onto floured surface, pat it into a square, and fold it in on itself a couple of times, like a letter.
Pat it out again to about 1/2 to 1 inch thickness, depending on how you like them. Use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits out.
Arrange them on a baking sheet, as close to each other as possible without touching. Make a small indentation in the center of each biscuit with your thumb (I've heard this helps them rise straight, but I've never not done it, so I have no idea.)
Use a pastry brush to glaze each biscuit with the maple syrup, then pop them in the oven. The bake time will vary depending on how big you made them, so just keep an eye on them: they're done when the tops are golden brown, usually between 12-18 minutes depending on size.