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Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (cold and cut into small chunks)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the milk in a jar and add the lemon juice. Stir well and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Place the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a food processor and blend.
  • Add the butter chunks and pulse 10 times to make it appear like breadcrumbs.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and add in your soured milk. Mix until a soft dough has been created.
  • Knead on a lightly floured worktop to bring the dough together. Cut out circles approximately 1 inch thick and 2 inches in diameter.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.