Thursday, November 17, 2011

Easy Light and Fluffy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

I wanted to share my recipe for buttermilk biscuits that are light and fluffy. I've tried many different recipes and find these are the best.
2 c. all purpose flour
1 rounded Tbs. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/3 c. shortening (cold)
1 c. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put 2 Tbs. shortening in pan in oven to get hot.
In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Notice my rounded Tbs of baking powder.
Next add shortening.

                                              Next cut in shortening using a pastry cutter. 

                 Cut in shortening using a pastry cutter until resembles small peas.
          Create a center well and pour in buttermilk and gently fold together until almost combined.
                                                      Pour onto a floured surface.
Fold biscuit mixture over onto itself gently about 4-6 times until mixture is smooth to roll out. Roll out to 1 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter( I used a corn can, makes just the right size biscuits.
Then place in hot skillet , laying each biscuit in hot shortening and turning over (to coat each side) 
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. 

Remove from oven.  Melt 1 Tbs. butter and brush onto bisuit tops and place back in oven for 3 minutes, this will crisp the tops to perfection.
         Next open one up and put on jam or your favorite topping , (today ours was gravy) and Enjoy!!!

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