Monday, September 15, 2008

Buttermilk Biscuits

Very moist and fluffy. I wish Ethan would have been home for these. This type of biscuit is right up his alley. They are now my staple biscuit recipe. They come together quickly and bake quickly. Just 10 minutes. Only 10 minutes and then you have a warm canvas for a slathering of soft butter.

1/4 cup cold butter
1 1/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp melted butter, for brushing onto the tops

Set the oven to 500 degrees. Cut butter into small chunks, place in a bowl and return to fridge.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt until very well blended. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in buttermilk and stir lightly until dough comes together in a loose ball.

Dump dough mixture out onto a floured work surface. With floured hands, lightly knead dough a few times until it is fairly well blended. Pat out into a circle, 3/4 - 1 inch thick. Dip cutter into flour and cut biscuits without twisting the cutter. Form the dough scraps into an extra biscuit-like shape instead of re-rolling the dough. Place cut biscuits together on the baking sheet so that the sides are touching. Brush tops with melted butter, if desired.

Bake biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly browned. Remove from oven and brush with more butter.

Yields 8 biscuits.

Rookie’s Notes: I don’t have a biscuit cutter, so I used a drinking cup. And I am sure you have the same one. One of the neon IKEA kids cups. You know the ones I am talking about. If you don't want to go to the trouble of a cutter, shape the dough into a big square and cut the dough so you have square biscuits instead of round.

For an herb version of these biscuits, click HERE.


Jodi Jean said...

mmmmm ... biscuits!!

Mal Robin said...

Are you stoked you have two of the best sisters coming to help you pack up?

Katie said...


I'm making these tonight!

Pam said...

I will dream of these beautiful biscuits tonight. They look so good and I can imagine how lovely they taste with melted butter.