Day 2 of the blogging marathon and this time the theme is “cook by alphabets”. B for Buttermilk biscuits today. I had been wanting to make biscuits for quite sometime and finally decided on a recipe. Unfortunately it did not turn out good and added to that I also burnt it. So I decided to give a break of 2 weeks before trying it again with a different recipe. I put the 2 weeks to good use by ordering a biscuit cutter, pasty blender and a dough scraper !!. Was waiting for them to arrive and finally made the biscuits that I had been craving for a long time.
The pastry blender worked like a charm and I was wondering why I didn’t buy it earlier. I just wish we could get the flakiness without using a whole lot of butter, but then it will not taste like a biscuit anymore. So I will make this very sparingly since my kids loved it. As Anamika mentioned, this is a kid approved recipe. Recipe from TasteJunction.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted COLD butter (Cut butter into small pieces and keep in fridge until ready to use).
- 3/4 cup buttermilk plus extra for brushing (No buttermilk? Use the substitute)
1 tbsp vinegar + almost 1 cup milk
1. Butter has to be COLD and work the butter fast into the flour. If you do not have a pasty blender, use your hands to rub the butter in. I have also read about using two knives to cut the butter in, but I decided to stick with the pastry blender.
2. The dough should ONLY be patted. Do not over work the dough.
Flaky biscuits for a snack or for breakfast.