Best Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

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This recipe presents a few twists and surprises that will help you to make the perfect Southern Buttermilk Biscuits for your family for dinner tonight. Fresh biscuits work at every meal that you make and in every time slot. For breakfast, they are great with butter and jam. At lunch, you can eat them with salad or dunk them in to a soup. At dinner, what could bring people to the dinner table more quickly than the fresh scent of warm, home made Southern Buttermilk Biscuits? And this recipe has some interesting ideas on how to make them really well.

Good biscuits are surprisingly hard to make. Fresh from the oven, just about any biscuit is edible. After all, it is warm and smells terrific, and smothered with butter, what could be wrong? Still, after a few hours is the time to test the biscuit to see if it remains light, delicate and delicious. Many recipes do not survive this biscuit test. Here a few ingredients and methods help to ensure a good result. First, buttermilk is used. Buttermilk is a great liquid that helps to make breads tender, light and moist. At the same time that it keeps things moist, buttermilk’s acidity also helps the leavening agents rise better. In addition, brown sugar is used here, which adds a depth of flavor and richness of color that white sugar does not have. As well, butter flavored shortening is used along with the ordinary butter. Do not worry about the butter flavored part of the shortening. Just use plain shortening. Its purpose is to ensure a great, light texture and plenty of flakiness in the biscuit. And the amount of butter is sufficient that you will taste it instead of the shortening in the biscuit, and why introduce a fake flavor if you do not need to do so? So go for the regular shortening here.

Self-rising flour works well, as long as it is fresh, so make sure yours has not been sitting in the cupboard for six months. If it has, buy new. The leavening agent does age and that will negatively affect the outcome of these terrific biscuits. Given the ingredients and recommendations on mixing and cutting, though, you can be assured of a great end result. Try them soon.

Nutrition Facts for: Southern Buttermilk Biscuits From Divas Can Cook
Ingredients: Flour, salt, light brown sugar, buttermilk, heavy whipping cream, butter, shortening.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 239, Calories from Fat 112, Total Fat 12.4g 19%, Saturated, Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 24mg 8%, Sodium 95mg 4%, Potassium 85mg 2%, Carbohydrates 27.5g 9%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 3.7g, Protein 4.3g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 4%,Iron 8%

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