Funny how many things end up getting made just because I don’t want a leftover ingredient to get wasted. In this case I had some spare buttermilk sitting in the refrigerator. I love buttermilk biscuits and figured I would give them a try.
Searching for recipes I found they don’t seem to vary much from the following.
Adapted from All Recipes.
2 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
¾ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Baking Soda
⅓ cup Shortening
¾ cup Buttermilk-I used low fat
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender (actually I have always preferred using a fork) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll to 3/4 inch thickness; cut with a floured 2-½-in. biscuit cutter. Place About 1 inch. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. ( I needed about 11 minutes before they browned ) Serve warm.
You can also brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter. I didn’t. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to and then forget. Needless to say it wouldn’t be bad. Melted butter is rarely a bad thing. 🙂
Melted butter is nice in the center of the biscuit. I personally like honey.