Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Deep South Eats: Buttermilk Biscuits

The other Saturday morning, I had a really hankering for a fresh, homemade biscuit. Now I totally could have hopped in the car and gone up the road all of a half mile to the local McD's. The ingredients were in the pantry so I decided to conquer the biscuit. These were nice and buttery with a dense texture. I froze what was leftover for quick meals in the morning, and hope to make another recipe soon for freezing.

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (remember don't go buy buttermilk - make your own)
  • Melted butter for tops
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Knead all ingredients together 20 times.
  • Roll out dough 3/4 inch thick and cut with 3-inch circle or biscuit cutter.
  • Arrange biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are golden brown and biscuits have doubled in height.
  • Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter.

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