Saturday, December 1

Absolutely THE BEST Buttermilk Biscuits

When making Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits you want to aim for crusty, flaky and fluffy, ALL at the same time. Sound hard? Not as hard as you might think and quite possibly quick as well. All you need is a good recipe and a few tips.

So wonderful on a cold and frosty morning....maybe with chocolate gravy! Holy COW! You will think you died and went to TEXAS HEAVEN! Make a batch for your family, you'll be glad ya did!
MAKES 12 to 18 BISCUITS, depending on size
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  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 3/4 pound margarine
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and sugar. Blend with wire whisk to aerate. 
  • Cut margarine and butter into small cubes about 1/2 inch thick. Using a a pastry cutter, two butter knives, a fork OR your fingers combine butter and margarine with dry ingredients until mixture resembles very small peas. 
  • Add buttermilk and mix VERY LITTLE, just until combined, there should be visible pieces of butter and margarine. When your biscuits bake this is what will make them flaky.
  •  Flour a work surface and roll dough out to 3/4 inches thick; fold and roll again. 
  • Repeat this process 3 - 4 times until you have a smooth dough. The dough should still be speckled 
  • with the small bits of butter and margarine.
  • Cut into rounds, 2 - 3 inches in diameter; place on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Brush with a bit of milk.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 dozen large or 3 dozen small biscuits.
When baking, leaving space between the biscuits means crusty sides, putting them close together will result in soft sides. I like crusty, because of the contrast with the soft and flaky inside.

These are great right out of the freezer as well. Freeze them individually after you cut them into rounds. Once frozen keep them in a Ziploc freezer bag. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, place frozen biscuit on a parchment lined cookie sheet and pop them into the oven. Extend your cooking time to 28 - 30 minutes,....or until lightly golden brown. 
Yum my friends, YUM!



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