Ceci's Biscuits

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour, sifted

1/2 stick cold, unsalted butter

1 cup buttermilk

Place sifted flour in a bowl and add cold, sliced butter.  Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter.  

Add buttermilk and stir until a soft dough forms.  Do not over-stir.  

Flour a cutting board or kitchen counter and turn out dough onto floured surface.  

Knead gently for about 30 seconds, enough to shape.  

 Pat it out (do not roll) 1/2 inch thick onto board or counter.  Using a 2-inch biscuit-cutter, cut out biscuits, and roll out any extra dough.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  

For "biscuit toast," slice biscuits horizontally, place a pat of butter on each half, and toast lightly.