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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

First off I have to say that I did not come up with this recipe.  This wonderful woman at posted it and it's one that is wonderful.  

If you've never had buttermilk biscuits, you are totally missing out!  These biscuits are awesome! 

Note:  I actually halved this recipe because I'm only feeding 2 people.

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 stick frozen margarine or butter
3/4 to 1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk

500 degrees until browned on top (11-12 minutes)

First thing you want to do is sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar.

Grate your frozen butter into your flour mixture and then stir.

Add in the buttermilk to you flour mixture and butter and stir until gooey.  Just eyeball the buttermilk because you may need more or less.  It really just depends on what kind of flour you use.  (I just use best choice and I've never had any problems).

From here, lay out your parchment paper (a staple when you are baking) and sprinkle about a handful of flour onto it.

Flour your hands well and knead your dough 5 to 6 times.  No more than that because your dough wil become tough. Press your dough to 3/4" to 1" thick.  I usually take a regular mouth mason jar lid to cut my biscuits but just use whatever you have on hand that makes the size of biscuit you want.

 At this point you want to melt 1.5 tablespoons of butter and spread on top of biscuits

 Bake at 500 degrees until browned on top.  (Not sure how long they were in there....let's say 11 minutes?!)

 And there you have it folks!  The best darn buttermilk biscuits topped with homemade muscadine jelly and a big glass O' milk!