Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Best Buttermilk Biscuits

I've tried many recipes - this is the best I have found
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (scant)

Mix dry ingredients. Than cut in 1/4 cup crisco with your fingers until it is crumbly.

Add 1 cup buttermilk and mix GENTLY with your fingers - do not over mix.

Turn out on floured surface and pat into a flat round - do not roll or overwork the dough. (Dough will be a little sticky and hard to work with - butter your hands and just pat it together - it will work) Cut into circles and place in greased dish. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes. I double the recipe for our family

TIPS - I've done a lot of research on biscuits and here are general tips that apply to all biscuit making:
1. Work everything by hand and with your hands
2. Don't over work the dough - the less you touch it, the lighter they will be
3. Biscuits must touch each other in the pan to rise properly.
4. It is OK to eat as many as you want - they are so delicious

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