Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here's a recipe that I use to make buttermilk biscuits. The original recipe called for some other ingredients that didn't seem necessary. So I made some minor adjustments and well...I'm happy to say that it was a success and very tasty too. The crunch of the crust with the soft chewy center. This beats buying biscuits.
1 1/2 c All Purpose Flour (cake flour works too if you don't have anything else)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2/3 c buttermilk
1/2 c unsalted butter (best if cold, cut into cubes)
Preheat oven to 425°
Sift flour, salt, sugar and baking powder into a bowl. Crumble in butter and mix well until almost like a powder-thick consistency. Add buttermilk again mix thoroughly well until it is of a dough consistency. You can add more milk, if needed.
Then place the dough on a well-floured flat surface and knead a few times. Cut dough into desired size and place on baking sheet. Baked in oven 10-13 min.
Great with butter and jam, as mini-sandwiches, biscuits and gravy or even alone. You can even mix in some shredded aged cheddar or Parmesan to make it into cheese biscuits. I think I'll go make some right now.