Thursday, March 3, 2016

Buttermilk Biscuits

I was looking for a new biscuit recipe to try and this one said that it tasted like Popeye's restaurant so I figured that I couldn't go wrong.  I don't think that it is totally like Popeye's but I did like the finished product.  I pulled out all the ingredients.


I mixed the dry ingredients in the bowl.


I cut the butter up into small pieces to get them ready to mix into the dry ingredients.
 


I placed the butter into the dry ingredients and I mixed them a little so that they were coated with the dry ingredients so that they wouldn't get stuck to each other. 


I put in the second batch of butter on top of the dry ingredients so that it was all in the bowl.


I got out the pastry blender to make the butter blend into the batter.


It mixed up to a small pea like dough and there was no more butter sticking to the pastry blender.


 
I didn't have buttermilk but I made some with some milk and a little vinegar.  I looked all over the internet and there were a ton of options on how to make it but I wasn't sure what the right measurements were.  I put in 1 cup of milk (because that is what I needed in the recipe) and added vinegar.  The internet says anywhere between 2 tsp to 1 tbsp. of vinegar.  I added just a few tsps. because I thought 1 tbsp. sounded like a lot.


I mixed the wet ingredients into the dough.



I mixed that with a fork (cause I mix everything with a fork) until it came together.  The dough came together pretty easily and there was a very little powder on the bottom of the bowl.


I mixed it a few times by hand in the bowl and put it on the floured counter.  I watched some cooking shows that said that it was the best to fold the dough gently to make light flaky layered biscuits so I did that a few times to make sure they were light and tasty.


I rolled out the dough and got out the big biscuit cutter.  I used to eat two of the small ones and decided that I enjoyed just having one really big one because it left more soft inside and make it easier to heat up for breakfast.  This cutter is 3 7/8 inches.


I used the butter wrappers to grease the pan.  I spread a little more with a few other wrappers that I had in the freezer.  I don't have waxed paper so this is the perfect thing to use instead to spread anything.


 
This dough made six biscuits.  The last one was a little bit more smooshed to fit into the cutter but I was happy to only have to cook one pan and got lots of breakfast treats.


They came out really big and fluffy so I was happy.  They also didn't stick to the pan so I got just enough butter on the pan.  I brushed the top of the biscuits with butter while they were cooking at the end and a little after they came out.


The biscuits were cooked nicely all the way through and very light and fluffy when I cut into them.



I buttered it and it was super fluffy.



I decided to add some of my friends homemade grape jelly which is wonderful and tasty.  This was a yummy snack that I enjoyed and I got to eat these tasty treats through the week.
 


I hope that you enjoy the tasty biscuits for yourself!!!  I might try to scoop them next time and see if they might be a little more like Popeye's biscuits but they seem to taste the same as most of the other recipes for buttermilk or baking powder biscuits.  The good news is that they cook up great and make a wonderful treat that you can eat or freeze for later!!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

2 cups AP flour
1 TBS sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter; COLD
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
TO BRUSH ON TOP
2 TBS butter; melted

Preheat oven to 400

1. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

2. Slice cold butter into cubes and use a pastry blender to cut butter into dry mixture (if you don't have a pastry blender, use two knives and cut the butter in) until no large chunks of butter remain.

3. Add buttermilk and milk and stir with a spoon until dough forms.

4. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.

5. Cut biscuits with a 3 inch biscuit cutter and arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet.

6. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until tops begin to turn a light brown.

7. Remove from oven and then brush melted butter on top

9 comments:

  1. They look delicious, Alison! They are so fluffly! Now you made we hungry for biscuits, I might just have to bake some of the Pillsbury Grands! that I have in the fridge right now, lol.

    I use Saco powdered buttermilk. You just add 4 tbsp to 1 cup of water to make 1 cup of buttermilk. I buy it from Walmart, these days. I think it's something like $4.97 a can and a can will typically last me a year but I pretty much only use it when I make buttermilk corn bread. I store it in the fridge. I've done the milk with vinegar trick before, I think 1 tbsp would have been fine.

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    1. They are really yummy. I just ate the last one tonight at dinner. YUM!! I have wanted to buy powdered buttermilk but I usually do without. I probably will add it to the fridge at some point and it will probably never leave with the amount of cooking from scratch that I do. I am super interested in your buttermilk corn bread recipe :) I was so surprised with the variety of "fake buttermilk" recipes out there but glad that I made it and got these made.

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    2. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/76594/grandmothers-buttermilk-cornbread/

      This is soooo good and super easy to make. My family can't get enough of it.

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  2. The first year I was married, I attempted to make biscuits. My husband put a biscuit on each end of his fork and proceeded to do bicep curls at the table (implying that they were heavy weights). He threw one down on the floor for the dog, but the dog wouldn't eat it. He just batted it across the floor like a puck across the ice. I left the table in tears. My feelings were so hurt. I find it funny as all get out now; but, I have never attempted biscuits again.

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    1. Dang, Susan, and you still call him your "Sweetie" after that? He must have some awesome redeeming qualities, lol :)

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    2. I can see that totally see that happening but I have done them with a few different recipes and they all turned out fine. I am sure that you just overworked the dough but your husband is lucky that he didn't get one in the head!! Hope you try them for yourself and don't share when they turn out great.

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  3. You're right. I'm sure I must have overworked the dough. It doesn't matter. I could die happy never having mastered the perfect buttermilk biscuit. Ha. But if I ever feel the need, I will try your recipe.

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  4. Those look amazing! I think I have a tendency to overwork the dough, but my biscuits never turn out that tall and fluffy. I will have to try this recipe for sure. My husband is a big fan of biscuits and gravy.

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    1. I just leave the dough thicker before cutting because I love to have big biscuits and I think that the recipes tell you to roll them out thinner then we want to eat them :) Hope you enjoy!!

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