How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits
One of the things I often get asked is how to make easy, fluffy buttermilk biscuits.
This is a great recipe for plain biscuits that can easily be "jazzed up" with a variety of ingredients.
You will find our huge array of variations on this wonderful recipe below in our Tips and Variations section.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Cut in the cold butter and lard or cold butter and vegetable shortening with a wire pastry cutter.
Add the egg and milk or buttermilk to the mixture, but just enough to create a dough that is light and soft but stiff enough to handle.
Put the dough on a floured board and mould it gently into a ball. Try to handle it as little as possible. Roll the dough out very gently to 1/2 in thickness and cut with a 1 1/2" or 2" cutter.
Place the cut biscuits on a greased and floured baking pan. If you have the time, it's best to chill the biscuits on the pan for 10 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 450ºF for 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve warm. These are great with butter or jam, or with gravy for dinner.
Makes 8 to 12 biscuits, depending on how large you make them.
Tips and Variations:
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 123; Calories from Fat 41; Total Fat 4.5g; Saturated Fat 2.6g; Cholesterol 26mg; Sodium 196mg; Total Carbohydrates 17.5g; Dietary Fiber 0.6g; Sugars 1.1g; Protein 3.1g; Vitamin A 3%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
This buttermilk biscuit recipe (or baking powder biscuits or lard biscuits as they are often called) will show you an easy way to ensure tender fluffy biscuits each and every time.
You'll see that with this basic recipe for buttermilk biscuits and the wide variety of ingredients you can add, your menu can easily be filled with wonderful biscuit treats on a regular basis.
If you want easy dinner recipes to go with these delicious flaky buttermilk biscuits, look here.
The rest of our scone, muffin and bread recipes can be found here.
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