Monday, August 13, 2012

Buttermilk Biscuits

I've tried plenty of biscuit recipes, but this one is my favorite to date.  So tender, tasty, and perfect with a drizzle of honey or a spoonful of jam.  These were enjoyed for breakfast, but would make a delicious addition to any dinner.

Buttermilk Biscuits
yields 5-6 biscuits

2 cups self rising flour*
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
melted butter

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Sift flour into large bowl and then cut shortening into flour with a pastry cutter or a fork.  Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until it forms a shaggy ball.  Use hand to gather dough and knead 2 to three times until flour is incorporated.  Roll out and cut biscuits and place on a parchment lined pan.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.

*I made my own self rising flour.  Here is the recipe.
1 cup cake flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 t salt
3 t baking powder
Sift all into a large bowl and proceed with recipe above.

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