Beautiful Biscuits Recipe

Few people would use a word like 'beautiful' to describe these easy homemade biscuits, but that's just the way I roll. (Pun intended!) You see, I have an on-going love affair with food so it's easy for me to see an type of bread as beautiful (as well as delicious)!

Today, I'm sharing my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. Mmmmmmm!

2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup cold buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (Preheating the oven is important.)

Measure out the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Work in the butter and shortening until you've got a crumb-like consistency. (I use my fingers, and I work fast so the butter and shortening won't melt.) Add the buttermilk and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Dough will be sticky.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and fold it a few times. Pat into an oval that's about an inch thick. I use a drinking glass to cut the biscuits into rounds. Gently reform the 'scraps' and cut into rounds. Place the dough rounds on a cookie sheet. (If you like soft-sided biscuits, let the rounds touch. If you like crisper sides, give each biscuit some room on the sheet.) Bake for 15-20 until they're tall and golden brown.

Alton Brown has a similar recipe, but suggests using a little less salt. Even with all those cookbooks and cooking shows under his belt, what does he know?

Here are some other delicious biscuit recipes I've found on the web:

Paula Deen offers a great recipe for Garlic Cheese Biscuits. Yum, y'all! Yum!

These Mayonnaise Biscuits look interesting, although I haven't tried them. Yet.

And for those who feel biscuit-challenged, here's a neat video from the Joy of Baking website. (Please note, I never add sugar to my biscuits.)

If you're looking for fast and easy, the Betty Crocker website has a recipe using Bisquick, that very well-known all purpose baking mix. I've added chopped herbs and a 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese to this recipe to make dumplings for chicken stew. Everyone knows a dumpling is simply a steamed biscuit!

Whether they're slathered with butter, honey, or jam - or steamed on top of a pot of thick, luscious chicken stew - there's nothing quite as delectable as a fluffy biscuit!

If you enjoyed my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe, or any of the recipes I've linked to, please use the buttons below to share this post. Thanks, and happy eating!


Anonymous said...

Fellow biscuit lover here! You forgot the old standard, sausage gravy and biscuits. One of my favorite breakfast treats!
Thanks for sharing your recipe, Donna, I'll have to try it out.


Donna Fasano said...

Shhhhh...Terry, I didn't forget. I was saving that secret (or as you called it "old standard" ) recipe for myself. But now that you've let that biscuit out of the bag, I can say...YUM! It's one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by. ♥

Peg Brantley said...

Oh, yum! Carb coma here I come!

Nan said...

Those are simply gorgeous, Donna!

Helen Smith said...

They look great.

Goddess said...

I cannot for the life of me make a decent biscuit. I can bake like a pro, except biscuits. Always too short. Boo.

Quilt Lady said...

When I make dumplings I use plain flour salt, pepper and the broth off of the chicken make into a dough and nead with flour on counter and roll out thin with rolling pen. I cut them up with a pizza cutter and drop into boiling chicken broth and cook until done. Also add chicken base to the broth to give it more flavor.

Franchise Takeaway said...

They look beautiful and crispy, exactly what i like! Recipe is good explained so i will try it today. :)