Thursday, October 20, 2011

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

I have several different biscuit recipes, but I admit that most are a bit "heavy"....which is not a bad thing! However if you want biscuits that are 1) QUICK and EASY to make and 2) light enough to use to make Sausage Biscuits, this is the recipe for you! (And yes, using a whole stick of butter can still make LIGHT biscuits!)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick + 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Melt the stick of butter and let it cool.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the melted butter and stir until clumps form.
  5. Stir the buttermilk/butter mixture into the dry ingredients, just enough until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. LIGHTLY grease a baking pan--I use my Pampered Chef Pizza stone and it works GREAT!
  7. Drop balls of dough onto the baking sheet with a large spoon. (grease the spoon before and it keeps the dough from sticking)
  8. Bake until the tops are golden brown, 12- 14 minutes.
  9. While they are cooling on a wire rack, melt the remaining 2 TBSP of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter just before serving.
Use these in the normal way with yummy jam or jelly...
or after you put on a layer of jelly, add some breakfast sausage for a sausage biscuit that puts McD's to shame!

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