Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yummy Homemade Biscuits

Growing up, my mom used to make the best buscuits.
It was always a treat to have a fluffy piece of baked dough, hot from the oven and slathered with butter.
She didn't make them nearly enough, which was probably a good thing...
Mmmmmm.  So in honour of mothers day and all good things that emerge from mother's ovens everywhere,
i give you yummy homemade biscuits....just like mom used to make.

Serves four. but actually probably less. 
Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp cold butter, cup up
1/2 cup buttermilk
( you can simply add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice to just under 1/2 cup milk,
let stand for five minutes and viola! )

Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Cut the butter in using a pastry bender, your finger tips, or i even use a wire whisk.
Gently stir in the buttermilk until dry ingredients are just moistened.

Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape/pat into a 5 inch round, 3/4 inch thick.
Using a floured knife, cut into four wedges (or use a round cutter or a glass to cut out circles)
Place on prepared baking sheet 1/2 inch apart.
Bake 10 - 12 minutes until rich golden brown on the top and bottom.
Try to let them cool a bit before dousing in butter and promptly inhaling.
Couldn't be easier, truly!

Although this isn't my mom's recipe, (what is your recipe mom?) these taste as good as i remember hers being, 
and i may or may not have eaten the entire batch before dr. Nails came home.
Don't judge me, but do enjoy!

1 comment:

Chandra said...

oh my...now I just need some jelly!