Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Buttermilk Biscuit

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
melted butter, to brush on top

1. Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius.

2. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

3. Slice cold butter into cubes and use a pastry knife or potato masher to cut butter into dry mixture until no large chunks of butter remain.

4. Add buttermilk and milk and stir with a spoon until dough forms.

5. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface. (my dough was not roll-able. I spooned my dough onto the baking tray and omitted step 6)

6. Cut biscuits with a 3-cm (or any size you like) biscuit cutter and arrange on a lightly-greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops begin to turn light brown.

8. Remove biscuits from the oven and cool for a couple of minutes, then brush each biscuit top with melted butter.

9. Serve warm with gravy, butter, maple syrup or jam.

Makes 27 biscuits.

Note: If you do not have buttermilk, you can make your own. 1 cup buttermilk is made of:
1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice, OR
1 cup milk + 1 3/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar, OR
1 cup milk + 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
and let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.


smbwallace said...

My husband loves baking biscuits in the winter and we love eating them. I'll have to give him this recipe!

Bimmer said...

I was hoping my biscuits rise higher though. I hope your husband likes them as much as I do. Or if he manages to find a better recipe, let me know! ;D


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