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Friday, July 25, 2014

The ultimate comfort food!

Do you want to impress your family and friends with an amazingly heavenly treat tomorrow for breakfast?  Give this recipe for homemade biscuits a try.  They are soooo good and super easy to make!

Homemade Biscuits
2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 cube butter, cold
1 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.   Wash your hands thoroughly.  This is a hands on project!

Cut butter in to chunks.  Set aside.

In medium size bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix well with hands.
 Add the cut-up butter and start incorporating it into the flour mixture.  Keep working it until the mixture is crumbly with no large lumps of butter.
Now it's time to add the buttermilk.  I use a fork to start mixing and then use my hands to finish.  It's messy! You don't want to overwork the dough.  (That makes it tough and the biscuits won't rise very well.)  Mix until it all starts to hold together and can be formed into a ball.
In the picture, I'm about ready to switch from fork to hands.
Place the ball of dough onto a floured covered surface.  Knead it a couple of times.  Again, not too much!  The less you handle the dough, the better!
Roll to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.  In the picture, I'm using the rolling pin my grandmother (who was born in 1898) gave me when I was a teenager.  Every time I use it, I think of her!
Cut out biscuits.  Today I'm using a sippy cup because I like the smaller size.  :)  You can use a traditional biscuit cutter or any size cup you want.
Arrange biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes, until very lightly browned on top.  I set my timer for 9 minutes and checked them.  They were perfect!
There's nothing left to do now but EAT THEM!
With jam or butter or just plain, they're a real treat! 
Hope you enjoy them!


  1. I made them tonight for dinner... Sooooo good! Very tender and not dry and crumby... The buttermilk adds a nice flavor too! Thanks for sharing! And I love the pictures :)

    1. I'm so glad you tried them! Amazing, aren't they?