Originally Posted by ChefJune
You said you didn't "work" your biscuits, but if you used the KitchenAid, you DID work those biscuits. I was taught that biscuits are always done by hand. You can cut in the fat with knives, forks, mezzaluna, or your fingers, but no mechanical devices. You shouldn't need soda if you are using baking powder.
I will say I worked them, but only to a degree, I just lightly pulsed the ingredients to get them to come together. But it sounds like I should have kneaded them a few times after that, according to other posters.
And, now I'm confused about the baking powder/baking soda thing. Since it had buttermilk, shouldn't it also have soda to activate that lift? I think I will get some new baking powder, as it is not all that bubbly when tested. Thanks again everyone!