"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets
Monday, April 28, 2014
Buttermilk Biscuit Therapy
It's a storming out there. What to do when I can't be outside on a pretty day?
I stay in and head for the kitchen. And I make biscuits.
Buttermilk biscuits are my therapy when I can't be outside in the garden.
I enjoy making them, but most of all...I enjoy eating them.
Lots of butter and local honey. Yum!
I didn't have homemade biscuits growing up so making them from scratch was a complete mystery to me. But once I started, I can't imagine not having biscuits at our table.
And buttermilk biscuits are my favorite. They are easy to do and you can whip up a batch in no time.
I thought I'd share my recipe here. Enjoy. I'm going back to the kitchen to grab another biscuit.
OLD TIME BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift together dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut butter into chunks and add to bowl. Use a pastry cutter until the butter is mixed and resembles course meal. Add the buttermilk and mix just until combined. This is important as you don't want to overwork it. I barely mix it with a large spoon and then use my hands to quickly shape it into a loose ball. I use floured parchment paper to put the dough onto and lightly pat it to the desired thickness (no more than an inch thick). I just eyeball the thickness. Use a round cutter to cut into biscuits. You'll have about 12 biscuits (give or take). I place my biscuits in a pan touching each other as I think they rise better that way. Bake for 12 minutes.