A buttermilk biscuit is a type of bread that is typically made from flour, butter, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. It is a popular dish in the southern United States and is often served as a breakfast food or as a side dish with meals.

Buttermilk is a fermented dairy product that is slightly sour in taste. It is often used in baking because the acidity helps to activate the leavening agents in the recipe, such as baking powder or baking soda. This results in a light and fluffy texture in the finished product.

Buttermilk biscuits are typically made by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl and then cutting in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The buttermilk is then added to the mixture and stirred until a dough forms. The dough is then rolled out, cut into rounds, and baked in the oven until golden brown.

Buttermilk biscuits can be enjoyed on their own or with a variety of toppings such as butter, honey, jam, or gravy.

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