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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

So since moving to Indy two things have changed. I now love to bake and now actually enjoy getting up Saturday mornings to cook breakfast (well sometimes).

Fluffy and flaky buttermilk biscuits

 


But don’t worry I still enjoy John fixing it while I relax and sip my chai tea. I have always loved the Pillsbury Flaky Layers Biscuits. Yes biscuits in a can. Now most people would say aren’t you from the South? Why yes I am and everyone has their shortcuts, this has been mine.

John’s Grandmother and Mom make wonderful biscuits, so they obviously set the bar pretty high. I have attempted it a few times and gave up and retreated back to my biscuits in a can. Well, every so often John would make comments to our friends and family that he can never get me to make biscuits or I don’t like making them. Those words soon turned into a challenge.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

So I got up early poured over my many cookbooks and tried to concoct the perfect homemade biscuit. Well mission accomplished! And even better I made Cranberry Orange Preserves to go along with them. I want so badly to call it Jelly because it sounds better, but after much research because it has the cranberry still in fruit form it is called a Preserve. Now this is a little tart for some people but the pack of punch is perfect for me, but if you want something a little more sweet than tart add some of my homemade apple butter.

 Better than your Grandma's biscuits - these make the perfect Southern breakfast
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
 
Serve with Cranberry Orange Preserves (recipe below)
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Sift flour into medium bowl. This is not required if you don't have a sifter, but it makes the biscuits lighter.
  3. Add the baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Cut butter into cubes, using a pastry cutter cut butter into pea sized pieces while incorporating it into the flour.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold the buttermilk into the flour mixture.
  6. Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto a work surface.
  7. Turn onto floured counter. Pat down til 1" thick - don't use rolling pin. Using a biscuit cutter - cut out rounds to the size of your liking.
  8. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about ½ inch apart which makes them taller. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown.
 
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and Orange Cranberry Preserves
 
Serve with Cranberry Orange Preserves (recipe below)
Ingredients
  • 3 c. all purpose flour
  • 4½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. butter, colt
  • Egg
  • 1 c. Buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift flour into medium bowl. This is not required if you don't have a sifter, but it makes the biscuits lighter.
  2. Add the baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt to the bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Cut butter into cubes, using a pastry cutter cut butter into pea sized pieces while incorporating it into the flour.
  4. In small bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg. Pour into flour mixture. Stir with fork. (It will make a loose ball)
  5. Turn onto floured counter. Pat down til ¾" thick - don't use rolling pin. Using a biscuit cutter - cut out rounds to the size of your liking.
  6. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, crowd them a bit which makes them taller. Bake 12-15 min.
Cranberry Orange Preserves
Ingredients
1 c. cranberries
1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp. agave syrup
1-2tsp. orange zest
Directions
1. Combine all ingredients except 1/4 Tbsp. agave syrup in small sauce pan.
2. Cover and cook on low heat until the cranberries are tender and bursting apart, about 30-40 min.
3. Stir frequently to prevent the mixture from burning
4. Stir in remaining 1/4 tsp agave syrup. Remove from heat and cool.
  

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  1. Nothing better than homemade biscuits!!!!

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