Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

I have always wanted to make biscuits like my Granny West did but never could quite get it right. I think these are pretty close and close enough to call it good. They remind me a little of KFC biscuits only much better. Everyone enjoyed this early morning surprise. Some had them with gravy and others with homemade apple butter. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this cool Fall day.


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 T butter flavored Crisco
1 stick butter- cut into 1/4 inch pieces(Butter needs to be VERY COLD)
2 T butter-melted
1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk

Mix all of your dry ingredients together. Now add Crisco and mix in with your fingers. Next add the butter and mix with your hands also. When you have pea size flour pieces place bowl in freezer for 30 minutes.
Take out of freezer and stir a little. Now add in your buttermilk and melted butter. I mixed mine with my hands but you can use spoon. When dough comes together, take out of bowl and place on a floured rolling space. Knead until a ball is formed. I roll mine out 1/2 inch thick. Now cut into round or square biscuits. Place in a greased cast iron skillet, make sure the biscuits are touching and bake in a 450' oven for 15 minutes. We ate our biscuits with gravy but hey are so good with jelly and butter!