My Wife’s Dad makes some mean breakfasts. He is always making pancakes, waffles or some other goodness. I tried replicating them but he’s the kind of guy that doesn’t measure, its all by feel and sight and for me that doesn’t cut it when it comes to “baking”. My attempts to replicate his biscuits were always in vain. So I decided to search for a recipe I could call my own, but I had one main criteria: It had to be made with butter.
A lot of recipes I found were made with shortening. To me shortening is tasteless and gross. If I want to bake something I want it to have some flavor. What about butter flavored shortening you might ask? Well its the same stuff as above but with fake butter flavor, and that’s not tastyliciousness. Finally I found this one on Epicurious.com and I must say everyone at my house is in love, even the Wife.
Best Buttermilk Biscuits
Courtesy of Epicurious.com
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Rounded 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon milk or cream for brushing biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 425. Sift all dry ingredients together.
- Cut butter into dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or whatever floats your boat, until they are pea sized.
- Add buttermilk and mix into dry ingredients. I do it with a fork until it starts to make a ball.
- Turn dough out on floured surface. Fold dough over and over about 6 times to make “layers” (this will make them flaky). Roll out onto clean surface about 1/2-3/4 in. thick.
- Using a cookie cutter or whatever you can find cut out the biscuits and put them on a slightly oiled cookie sheet. Brush tops with milk.
- Bake for 15-20 min depending on how golden brown you want them. Enjoy!