April 30, 2021 Breads How to Make Flaky, Tender Buttermilk Biscuits with Chives and Bacon—Step-by-Step Follow these easy steps to make flaky, tender buttermilk biscuits. Step 1: n a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper Step 2: Using the large holes on a box grater set on a sheet of parchment or waxed paper, grate 1 stick (8 Tbs.) cold or frozen butter and finely chop the remaining nub.Add the butter to the flour mixture, using your fingers to rub and distribute it and breaking up any large clumps. Step 3: Pour in 1 cup cold buttermilk Fold everything together with a large spoon or rubber spatula Sprinkle with 1/3 cup snipped chives and 3 strips crumbled bacon and continue to fold the dough until it begins to come together. Do not overwork the dough. Step 4: Turn the dough out onto a floured board and pat into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Fold one side into the center, then the other side. Turn the dough horizontally. Gently flatten into a 1- inch thick rectangle again. Repeat the folding and turning 3 to 4 more times. Step 5: Cut out the biscuits using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Re-roll scraps until all the dough is used. You should have about 8 biscuits. Arrange close together on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make sure the biscuits are touching. Step 6: Bake at 450°F until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm.