Easy Peasy Buttermilk Biscuits

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
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Servings - 8 - 9 BIG (3 1/2" biscuits)  Serving Size - 1 biscuit   Points Plus per Serving - 6 Points+
Calories - 205.1,   Total Fat - 10.7g,   Carb - 23.6g,   Protein - 3.7g,   Fiber - 0.8g

2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBS granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes and placed in freezer for 10 minutes
3/4 - 1 cup COLD lowfat buttermilk
skim milk for brushing on top of unbaked biscuits

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.  
2.  In food processor, with blade attached, add in flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Pulse a few times to combine.  Add in cold, cubes of butter.  Pulse a few times until the butter is pea sized in the flour. ( You could do this step by hand and use a pastry blender or forks if you don't have a food processor, but using the food processor really saves a lot of time and effort)  Dump the mixture into a large bowl.  Add in the cold buttermilk.  Stir with spoon until just combined.  Dump that mixture onto a lightly floured board and with hands knead a few time to finish incorporating the buttermilk into the flour.  Press down with hands to form a 1/2" round.  
3. With floured 3 1/2" in round cutter, cut straight down to make a biscuits.  Gather up scraps and repeat until all dough is used up. 
4.  Brush the tops of the biscuits with a little milk. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm. 

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