NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Chef Duff Goldman poses backstage at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations at The IKEA Kitchen presented by Capital One at Pier 94 on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

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The Trick Duff Goldman Learned From Baking Biscuits Every Day
Duff Goldman of "Ace of Cakes" fame uncovered a trick to help produce the perfect biscuits while working under the tutelage of Cindy Wolf at the restaurant, Savannah, where he got his start baking. Goldman says, "Thanks to Cindy, I started to understand baking fundamentals," further crediting her for enabling him to get where he is today.
Duff Goldman displayed his biscuit expertise in an interview with Delish, revealing the lesson that two years of baking at Savannah taught him. He said, "After cleaning the pans, I'd grease them and let them sit overnight. The biscuits wouldn't stick at all, and they'd come out beautiful and even every time."
There are several other tips that can help as well. For example, keeping the butter cold when adding it to your flour is especially essential, because cold chunks of butter give the biscuits their pillowy, fluffy interior, but warm butter will just melt into the flour and make everything dense.
Chilling your flour after incorporating the butter to ensure that everything stays cold and ensuring that your buttermilk is chilled when you add it to the dough are also recommended. One final tip to make the best biscuits possible is to handle the dough as little as possible to ensure a tender, not tough final product.