Sunday, November 2, 2008

buttermilk biscuits

i made these for a soup party my friend rachel threw when i was in LA last weekend. i think i have a little bit of southern soul in me, even though i grew up in california. i just always want to make these and other southern recipes. in fact, i'm going to make some caramel cake tonight that i will post in the near future. but back to the biscuits, they are my favorite recipe and have a tiny bit of sweetness that sets them apart.

2 1/4 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cream of tartar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. plus 2 T. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. buttermilk
1 egg

add first 6 ingredients in mixing bowl. cut in shortning to make coarse crmbs. add buttermilk, then the egg. mix with fork until dough follows fork around the bowl. knead on floured surface 5 or 6 times. (DO NOT OVERMIX). roll or pat into 1/2 inch thickness. cut with 2 inch cutter. place on ungreased baking sheet. bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until brown. makes 12-14 biscuits.


liam said...

you make these, and i'll make the chocolate gravy and it'll be like back on the farm.

Betsy said...

Yeah! I miss your posts! Your recipes are fabulous. :)

EEEJ said...

I should have made these and just stayed in bed today....

Broek said...

Oh Care... you are my buttermilk biscuit.

Merback Family said...

can't wait to try this recipe! I LOVE a good biscuit. But, i suck at baking, yes...that's SUCK! I'm sure they won't turn out as nicely as yours. My forte is more in the meal department. But I see your taking requests...Do you have an apple breakfast cake recipe? We're going camping this weekend and I bought some mealy apples. I thought I'd make them into a cake...any ideas? Thanks Love ya!