Sunday, October 11, 2009

Buttermilk biscuits

My first mistake this morning was looking for a recipe to post before eating breakfast. I was hungry before I started my search and now I am starved. I've always heard to refrain from grocery shopping while hungry. My advice to add to this is never, ever look through your recipes while hungry.

My second mistake is looking through my recipes while on a diet. Bread is one of my favorite foods that I have drastically reduced from my meals. I do allow myself an occasional Subway Sandwich to get my bread fix, but by reading over my biscuit recipe, my craving has started. Maybe subconsciously, my craving for bread had already started and that's why I decided to post my biscuit recipe. Either way, I've got to get something to eat for breakfast as soon as I get this posted.

Cold weather has hit my portion of the state and when that happens, we all want comfort food. (Did I mention I'm freezing right now?) What could be better than a hot, buttered, rich buttermilk biscuit? I don't just serve them for breakfast, I make a big batch and serve them at every meal. For instance, we're having guests over this evening and I plan on making a big pot of vegetable soup for our meal. While I'll probably have crackers out on a plate, I will also have a platter of biscuits for eat with the soup. I don't know if it's just me because my husband does not like this, but I love a good hot biscuit with a bowl of Denny Moore Beef Stew. No matter what you like to serve, here is a really good biscuit recipe to go with it.

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 to 1 c. of buttermilk
1/2 stick butter
2 c, flour
1/2 t, salt

In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. Cut butter or shortening into the flour with finger tips until the consistency is like small peas.

Blend buttermilk a little at a time until all flour is moist and in center of bowl. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and kneed lightly till easy to work with not sticky.

Roll out and cut biscuits to your favorite size. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 450° F.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter and serve hot.


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Molly Daniels said...

Thought I'd commented, but apparently not. THANK YOU for posting this; hubby wanted to make 'Bakin' powder biskits' and we couldn't find our recipe.

Honest to God, the first time I heard him say that, I heard 'Bacon', not 'Baking', and wondered how one did it. Now it's a family joke, always accompanied with 'no, I'm not going to grind up strips of bacon!' Don't think I'll ever live that down.