Saturday, August 18, 2012
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
This morning I made Southern Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. I made them in a Lodge cast iron biscuit pan. Baking them in cast iron makes them crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth light and fluffy on the inside!
There are dozens and dozens of good buttermilk biscuit recipes. Here is the one I used this time:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut in small pieces
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Combine the dry ingredients, then add the butter. Mix the butter into the flour mixture until you have a crumbly texture. Add the buttermilk and stir just until moist.
If using cast iron, you must preheat it in the oven first. When dough is ready to bake, drop into baking pan. Bake at 450 for about 15 to 18 minutes.