Friday, December 4, 2009

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

We usually make biscuits out of Bisquick ... but last night I wanted to try a Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. I found the following recipe on allrecipes.com. I liked their idea to roll it out in the pan and then use a pizza cutter to divide it up before you cook. These were easy to make, turned out great, and were even yummy this morning toasted.

Kentucky Biscuits

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 dash salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup buttermilk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the buttermilk.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 2 minutes. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet, roll into a 6x6 inch square, and cut into 12 even sections. Do not separate.

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center of the square comes out clean. Separate into biscuits, and serve hot.

Tip from a review on allrecipes.com: Freeze the stick of butter and then grate with a box grater. That way the butter stays nice and cold for a nice tender biscuit.

Don't over handle or stir biscuit dough as it will make them tough.

2 comments:

Amy D. said...

Well, these are just outstanding! We doubled the recipe (teenage boys) and made half of them with blueberries (sprinkled with sugar). All of them were delicious! Thanks for this one.

Tricia said...

I've made these twice tho I roll out the dough and make the traditional biscuit. Love them!!! Great recipe. Thanks!