2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
1 cup buttermilk
Optional: ½ cup sugar for topping, honey, or butter
- Preheat oven to 450F, with rack on middle position. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl (or bowl of a food processor.) Using a pastry cutter or a food processor, cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour mixture until it resembles course meal. If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved. Gently add the buttermilk and fold with a rubber spatula just until combined wet/dry ingredients are combined – don’t overmix. If it’s too dry, add a bit more buttermilk. Dough should be relatively wet.
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