One thing that I remember fondly is my grandmother (Mammie’s) home made biscuits. They were fluffy and perfect. She made them every time we spent the night at her house. I have tempted biscuits before but they always turn out like rocks. Ahh well, we live and learn. I recently found a recipe that gave me the most sound advice when it came to making fluffy biscuits. I adapted that recipe to make it work for Kelsie’s food allergies.
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What do you need?
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 of stick of butter
1 cup buttermilk
What do you do?
1. Cut your stick of butter in half. Put one half aside.
2. Cut the other half into small pieces, I stash mine in the freezer for 5 mins to get it nice and cold
3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
4. Mix together your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
5. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, combine the butter into your dry ingredients. Your looking for a sandy texture.
6. Pour your buttermilk in slowly, a little at a time, stirring just enough to combine as you go.
7. Drop your dough onto a floured surface.
8. Dust the top of your dough with flour and knead your dough. TIP: Turn your dough onto itself, lightly patting it out each time. Only do this 5 times! Anymore and your biscuits will be like rocks.
9. Pat it out approx 1 inch thick, using a biscuit cutter, or a glass, cut out your biscuits.
10. Turn your dough onto itself one time again, pat out, and cut biscuits again. Do this until there is little to no dough left.
11. Put your biscuits on a baking sheet, barely touching.
12. Melt that other stick of butter that you put aside. Brush over the tops of your biscuits. Reserve a little bit for brushing on again after they bake.
13. Using your thumb, put a small dent in the tops of your biscuits. Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
14. Brush with the remainder of the butter.
I know this seems like a lot of work, but honest it’s not. It takes me about 8 or so minutes from step 1 to 13. If you make these, let me know what you think. They are a family favorite around here!
this recipe was adapted from minimalist baker