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Monday, May 2, 2011

Buttermilk Biscuits

As quick and tasty as it gets…
Forgiving Martha

Taste 5 (out of 5)

Difficulty 1 (out of 5)

- 2 cups all-purpose flour (910 cal)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp sugar (90 cal)
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes (815 cal)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, chilled, plus additional for brushing (105 cal)
Total 1920 cal, 12 biscuit, 160 cal / biscuit

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir until the dough comes together in a ball.
3. Gather the dough into a bowl and knead gently 6 times. Divide the dough in half, pat each half into a 1/2 inch thick circle and cut into 6 slices. Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush with buttermilk.
4. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

- They are super easy to make – you can serve warm yummy biscuits in 30 minutes, out of which 15 minutes is the baking time. And they are really perfect for a weekend brunch, especially if it’s a sea-side picnic :-)
- All the stars in heavens and all the ingredients in my fridge conspired to make me bake those ;-). Usually when I see a nice recipe, I am missing some ingredients or have other plans for that day, and so the recipe goes into my long-long wish list. This time I wanted something baked and nice for a brunch, and I had all the ingredients ready, and it did not rain, so we could actually go out and have a picnic. It must have been fate :-).
- Thanks to Jess from Forgiving Martha for this delish recipe. You have to check out her site – there are soooo many great posts there. I will be making more of them soon…


Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Your biscuits look fantastic. What a great idea to use buttermilk for these. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Oh my these look delicious! I love your recipe and I'll have to try these this weekend! So glad to be your newest follower :)

Taste and Tell said...

Nothing beats a good buttermilk biscuit!

Sarah said...

these looks oh so good

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Your buttermilk biscuits look perfect! YUM...I'd love these with my dinner tonight :)

J E S S said...

So glad you tried and liked them! :) And thanks again for the kind words!!

Magic of Spice said...

They look so buttermilk biscuits :)