Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface. With floured hands, gently pat dough into a rough square about 1 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or knife, cut about 12 biscuits, reshaping any scraps.
For savory biscuits: After adding the buttermilk, fold in ¼ cup cooked, chopped bacon and a pinch of dried thyme. Before baking, sprinkle the top with ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese and ½ tsp cracked black pepper.
For sweet scones: After adding the buttermilk, fold in ¼ cup of your favorite chopped nuts and ¼ cup of your favorite dried fruit. Before baking, sprinkle scones with 2 tablespoons of sugar.