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Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • Sweet
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  • 35 mins
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

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Buttermilk biscuits are a great addition to any hot meal. The warm buttery flavor of freshly baked biscuits just makes your mouth water and you can’t wait to sink your teeth into it.

Buttermilk biscuits are staple in Southern American cuisine and no dinner table is complete without it. Bear in mind,these are not your traditional British biscuits that mostly people of the sub-continent are used to. In American cookery, buttermilk biscuits are savory and have a more bread like texture and are eaten with hot meals or just plain.This recipe of buttermilk cookies is a quick and easy and a must-try if you are looking for another alternative for dinner rolls.

Health benefits

Each buttermilk biscuit has 143 calories. It is healthy if taken in moderation.If you are watching your weight and want to avoid the extra carb overload then you can simply substitute the all-purpose flour with coconut or almond flour.

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How to make Buttermilk Biscuits

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 °F.
  2. Line your oven traywith parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
  4. Add the butter into the flour mixture and mix well until the mixture looks like rough crumbs. Use a pastry blender for 5 minutes and you will see a rough dough consistency.
  5. Make a hole or well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the buttermilk. Stir this mixture well until fully combined.
  6. Dust some flouron a clean surface and put the dough on it and make a rectangular shape of the dough.
  7. Make thirds out of the rectangular dough and flatten it.
  8. Roll the dough out to the surface and make it ½ thick.
  9. Make 12 biscuits using a round biscuit or cookie cutter of diameter 2 ½ cm.
  10. Place these biscuits on the baking tray and indent each biscuit by pressing it on the center with your thumb.
  11. Brush the tops with buttermilk.
  12. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven when done and let them stand for 5 minutes.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  1. A scone is somewhat closer to buttermilk biscuitsin England.
  2. A biscuit in England is what Americans call cookies. Whereas the American biscuit is called a scone in England and it is semi-sweet and eaten with clotted cream at tea time. The taste is mouthwatering and confusing at the same time!
  3. Buttermilk biscuits come in different flavors and forms and one of the most popular ones include cheese and garlic.

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