September 25, 2014

Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

I seem to have an unstable neighbor. She was somewhat normal until she had her kid, now it's a 180 degree turn. Yesterday she felt the need to throw eggs at our 12 year old dog with arthritis. I heard our dog whimpering and found eggs in our backyard. Needless to say I wasn't happy. She has also forgotten to pick up her kid at the bus stop multiple times forcing me to walk him home so he doesn't get hit by a car. I feel bad for her since I think she might have post partum depression that isn't treated. However, I also am beginning to lose my patience with the entire situation. At the bus stop in the morning she allows her kid to stand in the street and push my children, while I calmly try to explain to my own kids that there is a difference between raising your kids to survive to adulthood and raising your kids to be successful members of society. I miss the 80's when I was growing up. If I acted up at the bus stop my mother would have gotten phone calls from all our neighbors and I would have been grounded or had my tv privileges taken away by the time I got home. Apparently modern parenting isn't something that I do so well with.

One thing that I have learned to do well is to make biscuits. Growing up my mother never made biscuits, we ate them at restaurants, but even those were few and far between. When I moved to WV it was a whole different story. There is a whole breakfast chain that just serves biscuits (and a few other items). Over the years I have learned that there is a right and wrong way to treat your biscuit dough. The following is a recipe for Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits.

Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy Buttermilk Southern Biscuits

Recipe Type: Side
Preparation Time: 0h, 15m
Cooking Time: 0h, 12m

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients.
  2. Cutting the butter into small pieces add it to the flour mixture.
  3. I use a small knife and cut off chunks above the bowl and then add the chunks using either a fork or your hands.
  4. Add buttermilk to the mixture and stir just until the dough comes together, any longer and it will be tough.
  5. Pat the dough into a circle approximately a 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Using a 2 inch biscuits cutter cut out the biscuits.
  7. Make sure not to twist the cutter in order to get the biscuits out, it will lead to tough biscuits.
  8. Place the biscuits a couple of inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated 450 degree oven.
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