Brown Sugar Biscuits
adapted by Joy the Baker
makes about 12 biscuits
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick and a half)
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
2 In a mixing bowl, sift flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
3 Grate cold butter and incorporate into flour with your hands until it resembles coarse meal.
4 In another bowl, combine egg and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork.
5 Add to flour mixture all at once and mix until incorporated.
6 The dough is very sticky so dump it on a floured surface and knead a few times until is comes together.
7 Pat the dough into 1 inch thickness. Cut into a 2 inch rounds, reuse scraps to make more biscuits.
8 Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.