Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buttermilk Biscuits

Posted by Donna:

A very scary thing happened at my house this morning. I had to make homemade biscuits!!!!! Three of our grandsons were here, and when the first one got up this morning, I asked him what he wanted for breakfast. He quickly said, "Biscuits." I went to the refrigerator and, of course, there were no "canned" biscuits there!!!! I make homemade rolls, but homemade biscuits are something you don't find on my table but once every ten years, maybe. I began to panic a little.

Then I remembered a recipe that I had on my "to do" list and knew this was the morning to try it. I did have to substitute the buttermilk with a tablespoon of lemon juice and regular milk, but it worked great. I usually substitute with vinegar, but, of course, I was out of that, too. This particular recipe is in a book that one of my daughter's best friends gave me a few years ago. It's a wonderful book, and there are so many recipes that I've yet to try.

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups sifted flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
2/3 cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda. Add the butter flavored Crisco and blend the ingredients with a fork until you have a crumb-like mixture. Next, add the buttermilk and stir until the ingredients are moist.

Put the dough onto lightly floured wax paper and knead very, very gently. The dough will be quite airy; so, I just spread the dough with my hands until it was about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter which has been dipped in flour. Place the biscuits on a well-greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. I used parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes or until browned.

I can't describe to you how good these are. All three of the boys loved them. Larry came and ate one and he loved them as well. He did ask why I fixed them for the grandsons and not him. He hasn't figured out yet that grandchildren get special treatment from grandmas. These didn't take any time to make. I've decided no more canned biscuits at the Coke house!!!!

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Lori said...

I can guess which one was up first! And, YEAH!, you pleased all three of them, plus Dad. That's great. We'll have to enter these in the fair this year.

Frances said...

I just found your blog and love it!

I love buttermilk biscuits. I need to make some this weekend!

A.Marie said...

I second Frances....My family and I love, love, love buttermilk biscuits and these look ease-y pease-y to make. I am going to try them! :)

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