To melt the butter, place the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, and place the skillet in the oven as it preheats. About 3-4 minutes should melt the butter just fine. Don’t forget, the butter will continue to melt after you take the skillet out because the pan is hot.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the buttermilk to the dry ingredients in the bowl, and mix until a loose sticky batter forms, and all ingredients are combined.
Pour batter on top of the melted butter in the skillet. Pre-cut dough into wedges, if desired, by running a knife through the batter.
Bake, rotating once during baking, for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top and spring back to the touch. Cover the pan with foil if the top is getting too brown.
I like these cut into 8 wedges. This makes a nice big biscuit. If you prefer they may be cut into smaller pieces, so it could feed more.
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