Butter Dips

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There is nothing quite like fresh biscuits and that is what you will have in these butter dips made with buttermilk. That means you are pretty much guaranteed a biscuit that will rise well, be moist, and yet also light. This dish uses an iron skillet so you will also have a chance to use a great pan in a slightly unusual way to make this great breakfast, lunch or supper food.

The thing about biscuits is their versatility. They can be made sweet or savory depending on what you add to them. This is, in part, because they are such a simple combination of flavors rarely including more than flour, butter, and a liquid. The usual rising agent is a combination of baking powder and baking soda.

Baking powder is sodium bicarbonate, that is, baking soda, but with an extra acidic agent and starch. That makes the baking powder a double acting ingredient. Sodium bicarbonate will begin to react, that is, create bubbles, as soon as an acid hits it. Here, the acidic ingredient is buttermilk. That means you need to put things that use only baking soda in them in to the oven immediately before you lose the bubbling action.

Baking powder also begins to rise on contact, but continues to rise more slowly in the oven as well. That is because the added acidic agent responds to a liquid to some degree, but really only begins to work at a certain temperature. So the combination of ingredients means that rising action starts right away and continues throughout the bake. Isn’t science genius?

In any event, don’t be deceived that biscuits are an easy thing to make. They are challenging to get right, and proportions are critical as is timing. Don’t over work the dough, and be sure to follow the directions as they are given. All biscuit recipes are not equal. Each step in various recipes is there for a reason.

Why not try these out tonight? Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Southern Lady Cooks.

Nutrition Facts for: Butter Dips From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 15 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 122, Calories from Fat 58, Total Fat 6.4g 10%, Saturated Fat 4.0g 20%, Cholesterol 17mg 6%, Sodium 103mg 4%, Potassium 112mg 3%, Carbohydrates 13.8g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 0.8g, Protein 2.3g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 5%, Iron 4%

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