Monday, December 12, 2011

Buttermilk Biscuits

Over the weekend, it was cold here. That's no surprise, right, given that it's December? Anyway, this was a great weekend for stew: beef stew on Friday night, and chicken stew on Saturday night. And with stew, what's better than biscuits? I went looking for a new biscuit recipe, found and adapted this one from a 1999 Good Housekeeping cookbook recently adopted at a used book sale.

BUTTERMILK BAKING POWDER BISCUITS

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp buttermilk powder
1 cup water
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine

Stir all ingredients together (you might need up t6o 1/4 cup more flour if your dough isn't stiff enough). Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450F for about 15 minutes (420 Convection for 13 minutes). Makes about 15 biscuits.

My boys raved about these biscuits. I made a double batch each night, and none were left by 3 the next afternoon (and that's with only 3 sons home)!

8 comments:

SissySees said...

Very similar to my childhood BFF's grandmother's recipe -- my favorite!

Pam said...

Simple and quick - my kind of biscuit recipe!

Mickle in NZ said...

Just the way to warm and to fill them up, plus you can smuggle heaps of veggies into a stew!

Darling Thor would have loved it all.

The Blonde Duck said...

Ben loves buttermilk biscuits!

Pam said...

Nothing beats homemade biscuits!

altadenahiker said...

I love these, slathered in butter.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, they sound a little like what we call scones. We love them hot with heaps of butter or jam and cream. Either way they look yum. No worries, and love, Carol, Stella and Rory

JonathanN said...

yummy yum yum!!! can't wait to try it :D thanks!