Buttermilk Biscuits… Yum!!!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Shopping List: Flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter, buttermilk

Time before baking:  20 minutes or less

Amount:  Makes about 10 medium biscuits.  Take human bites.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I have a small convection oven which I use for this as well.

Mix 2 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.

Slice up 6 tablespoons of cold butter into the dry mixture.  Blend (with a fork, and then your hands).

Allow the mixture to flow through the fork as you press into it.

Now, rub the mixture between your hands (in circular motion) as if grinding it.

Do this until the butter is so blended with the dry mixture that the mixture holds its shape when you squeeze some in a fist.  Wasn’t that fun?

Mix in 1 cup of buttermilk a little at a time. Continue to use your hands to blend the buttermilk, and your “butter/dry powder mixxy stuff”.   Yes… yes I did call it that.  You should have a fairly “wet” gooey mixture.   Eat it. Wait… don’t eat it.

Sprinkle flour on a dry surface. With your hands covered with flour, take up some of the gooey biscuit mixture and shape it into 2x the size of a tennis ball, covering it with a light layer of flour. (The layer of flour will keep the gooey biscuit mixture from being too sticky to work with — less gooey, see?) Place the ball on the floured dry surface and prepare to roll out the biscuit mixture. If you don’t have a rolling pin, just put in your pre-school thinking cap, and flatten it out with your hands to about 3/4 inch thick.

Use a cup or glass whose opening is as wide as you’d like your biscuits. Cut your biscuit circles and place them in a non-buttered baking pan.

You can optionally brush the top of the biscuits with melted butter.  Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes.  Like I usually say… just don’t burn them.  Enjoy!


Posted on February 4, 2012, in Recipes & Other Homemade Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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