One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is Buttermilk Biscuits. This food is a Southern favorite! Biscuits are little round bits of bread heaven! If you never eaten a biscuit, I would highly recommend you try one. They are typically eaten at breakfast with jelly or gravy, but also tastes great when eaten with meat and vegetables and even soups!
This recipe is my mom’s that she’s given to me to share with my family. When I was child, I remember her making these biscuits every weekend. By the time the weekend was over, the biscuits were all eaten. She makes the best biscuits, although I think I’ve aced this recipe (thank you Mom for teaching me how to makes these little tasty gems!).
Here’s how to make Easy Buttermilk Biscuits:
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. You’ll need self rising flour, buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk you can use regular milk), shortening and margarine (or you can use butter).
Put these ingredients in a mixing bowl: 2 cups self rising flour, 2 tablespoons butter/margarine, 4 tablespoons shortening. I cut the margarine into small pieces for easier blending. Blend together with a pastry blender tool.
Blend until the mixer looks like the picture above. It’s important you blend the ingredients until they well mixed. Add 1 cup of buttermilk and blend with a fork until the milk is all mixed in.
Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface, then scoop the dough onto the flour. Add more flour to the dough so it’s not sticky. Kneed into a ball (like the picture above).
Pat the ball down until it’s about 1-2 inches thick (like in the picture above). I don’t use a rolling pin, just use my hand to pat the dough down. Important Note: the thicker the dough, the higher the biscuit. Use a medium size biscuit cutter (see the kitchen tool I’m using in the picture above) to cut out the biscuit shapes. You’ll probably get about 4 biscuits out of the first cutting. Gather the dough into another ball and pat down. Cut out more biscuits. Do this until you use up the dough.
For this recipe, I always make 9 biscuits. Do you see bits of yellow in the biscuit dough? That’s margarine. When the biscuits bake, those margarine bits will make the biscuits tastes like little pieces of heaven!
Important Note #2: Lay the biscuit shapes adjacent to one another. This is important because as the biscuits rise, the’ll rise up and you’ll get fluffy biscuits. Bake on 450 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
And there you have it, heaven on a plate! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
2 cups self-rising flour
2 Tbls. margarine (or butter)
4 Tbls. shortening
1 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a mixing bowl, blend the flour, margarine and shortening with a pastry blender until well blended. Add the buttermilk and blend with a fork until the milk is all mixed in.
Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface, then scoop the dough onto the flour. Add more flour to the dough so it’s not sticky. Barely kneed the dough until it’s just smooth (don’t over-kneed or you’ll have tough biscuits). Pat the ball down until it’s about 1-2 inches thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes. You’ll probably get about 4 biscuits out of the first cutting. Gather the dough into another ball and pat down. Cut out more biscuits. Do this until you use up the dough and get 9 biscuit shapes. Lay the biscuits shapes adjacent to one another on a greased cookie sheet. Bake on 450 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
Makes 9 biscuits.
Use these kitchen tools to make great biscuits!
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