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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Buttermilk Biscuits

I made buttermilk biscuits for dinner.  I am sort of on a Buttermilk kick right now.  I like buttermilk and I am on the hunt for recipes that use buttermilk.  I remember my Grandma used to drink buttermilk every morning.  I cannot stand to drink it straight, but baking with it is divine.

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

1 cup flour
1 cup cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8 Tbs = 1/2 cup = 1 stick of cold butter diced into cubes.
3/4 cup buttermilk
Food process for a few pulses all the dry ingredients, then add cubes of butter and process that for a few seconds until grainy.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
Add buttermilk and mix.
Dump out onto a floured surface.
Knead the dough together until it forms a ball.  Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.  I find this step to be optional since I rarely do it and they turn out great without refrigeration.
Cut out evenly sized pieces and roll into smaller balls.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.
We had buttermilk biscuits for dinner two ways.  The traditional butter and honey.
Little ham and cheese sandwiches.  Both were tasty.