When I was a little girl, our family would travel to my grandmother’s for Sunday dinner. The table was overflowing with fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and fresh from the oven biscuits.
Those warm, flaky biscuits were always my favorite. So I’m sharing the love with my children by learning how to bake Buttermilk Biscuits in my School of Southern Cooking this week.
The oven will need to be smoking hot for the biscuits to rise. So before you begin to mix the ingredients, preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
Get started by sifting all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and sugar) into a large mixing bowl. My children love helping in the kitchen and using their great-grandmother’s sifter is their favorite!
Next, use a fork to cut in the shortening and cold butter until the mixture is coarse. It should look like medium sized crumbles. Add buttermilk, whole milk, and water. Mix gently until lightly combined.
Do not over mix! Over mixing will turn tender flaky biscuits into little hard hockey pucks. Trust me on this.
Pour mixture out onto a floured surface. Knead dough 2 or 3 times. With floured hands, pat out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Use a floured biscuit cutter or can to cut out biscuits. A fancy, smancy crystal glass will work just fine too! 😉
Do not twist the cutter when cutting out the biscuits; press straight down. Any leftover dough can be kneaded back together and cut. Hint: If making for breakfast sandwiches, knead the dough a few extra times and cut biscuits 1″ thick.
Place the biscuits on a lightly greased pan and bake for 10-12 until golden brown. Remove from the oven a brush with melted butter.
Slathered with butter, smeared with jelly, or drizzled with honey, these easy to make Buttermilk Biscuits are the best!
The proof of their tastiness is on this empty plate. My picky eater Little Boy loved them!
I have made this recipe four times in one week. Every time they have popped out of the oven, my family has eaten each and every one. The boys loved the Buttermilk Biscuits so much they requested them for their First Day of School breakfast.
Kinda like a last meal before the chopping block of starting school again. Poor littles. Their Mama is so happy to have them back in school! 😉
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