Monday, February 26, 2007
Making buttermilk biscuits for my son, Sam, is a simple pleasure. It makes me happy that I can sort of spoil him by giving him homemade biscuits. Once you start having them from scratch, you just can't go back to the vacuum tube. I hope when he gets older he'll remember sitting in our yellow kitchen eating warm homemade biscuits.
Buttermilk Biscuits from Joy of Cooking
Position rack in center of oven, Preheat oven to 450*. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together:
2t. baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Cut 5-6 T unsalter butter into flour until largest pieces are the size of peas
Add all at once:
3/4 c buttermilk
Mix with wooden spoon until dry ingredients are moist. With a floured hand, gather the dough into a ball and knead it gently against the sides and bottom of the bowl. Knead just a bit on flour board and pat dough down gently to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet. Brush Biscuits with milk. Bake until golden brown on top and bottom, 10-12 minutes.