Friday, February 3, 2012

Buttermilk Biscuits

Who doesn't love warm biscuits fresh out of the oven?!  Biscuits are a great egg-free recipe as most recipes never included them to begin with.  They are even better topped with margarine and/or honey or jelly.  Enjoy!!


Buttermilk Biscuits

2 c flour 
1 T baking powder
1 T sugar
½ t salt
2 T unsalted butter
2 T shortening
1 c buttermilk, chilled

Preheat oven to 425o.  Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles a course meal.  Add buttermilk and gently stir until a soft sticky dough forms.  Place dough on a floured surface and knead about 6 times.  Pat dough into round disk until about 1 inch thick.  Cut biscuits using a round biscuit cutter or drinking glass.  Place cut biscuits in a glass baking dish greased with butter, arranging the biscuits so that they are touching.  This causes them to rise up rather than out.  Lightly brush biscuit tops with milk.  Bake for about 20 minutes or tops are slightly golden.
Makes 9 2 ½ inch biscuits.

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