Tuesday, August 28, 2012


everyone needs a solid biscuit recipe right? 
my grandma gave me this one she found in a magazine
a while back and i've held onto it ever 
since. i find it very easy and rewarding. 
i love the simplicity and the softness of the dough. 
i may love dough too much; this is possible. 
i admit i honestly crave just making cinnamon rolls just 
to watch the dough roll around in the mixer and 
involve myself in the general process of it all. 
so here is a handy dandy biscuit recipe for you to keep 
on hand and make just because, or for something special 
over the weekend. hope you enjoy!

buttermilk biscuits.

1/2 c. butter
2 1/2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 c. + 2 T. cold buttermilk
1 T. melted butter

Preheat to 475.
Add all dry ingredients into bowl of food processor or stand mixer. Blend well. Add very cold butter in small pieces to dry and mix until butter is pea size, yet not overmixed so as to soften the butter too much.
Add buttermilk slowly until a mass of dough forms and then stop mixing. It can come out very wet but do not fear. Douse the counter with a heavy amount of flour and plop the dough onto counter. Knead 3 to 4 turns and roll out into 1/2 in thickness. Cut out biscuits using a 3in circle cutter or glass jar will do.
Place on sheet pan and brush with melted butter. Bake 16-18 minutes, until puffed up and lightly golden on top.

Variation: you may add about 1/2 c. shredded cheddar or desired cheese. I have done this and it works out splendidly. Cheers!

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