Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

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This easy buttermilk biscuits recipe will be the only one you will ever need because they are buttery, fluffy and tender. Stephanie, a contributor to the “Midget Momma” recipe blog, created this biscuits recipe because she lives in the southern United States and they are a staple of southern tables. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand to make these buttermilk biscuits, Stephanie even has an easy tip for how to sour traditional milk and get that signature flavor into your biscuits.

Biscuits are a quick bread by definition and one of the easiest bread recipes you will ever try. Preparing this basic bread recipe is an interesting process because unlike other quick bread, the butter isn’t creamed with sugar before incorporating it with the dry ingredients; rather, the butter is cut into the dry ingredients until very crumbly. The buttermilk binds everything together into a dense, easy-to-shape dough. Cutting extra cold butter into the dry ingredients promotes a flaky tenderness to the biscuits and makes them increasingly enjoyable to eat. Cutting butter into the dry ingredients can happen in a few different ways. You can incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients by using a knife or fork. This process takes some time because the mixture should result in a fine crumb. Another way is to use a pastry cutter, which is a tool designed for this purpose. The fast, simplest method to making this homemade bread would be to use a food processor to mix the dry ingredients and then add the butter and mix until the desired crumbly texture is reached. This method can be applied to pie dough recipes as well.

Once you have accomplished preparing this tender biscuit recipe, the biscuits can be eaten as is and used to sop up gravies, soups or stews. Alternatively, they can be used for sandwiches. The dough can even be used on top of cobbler recipes for an easy, fresh fruit dessert. Needless to say, biscuits are an incredibly versatile food that can be used for both savory and sweet preparations. If you are looking for recipes with biscuit dough, consider adding a dollop of batter to the top of your homemade stew recipe and allowing them to steam until they are fluffy like dumplings. This biscuit dough can also be used as a quick and easy topping for chicken pot pie. Alternatively, use the already baked biscuits as a base for your favorite strawberry shortcake recipe.

This southern-style biscuit recipe will be the perfect bread to have in your back pocket for any meal through the week because they are fast to throw together. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to a classic biscuit, don’t skimp on the butter because that is a necessity to the texture of classic biscuits. Instead, consider swapping out half the flour for whole wheat and sprinkling some oats on top. Thank you to Stephanie and Lauren at ‘Midget Momma’ recipe blog for sharing this easy buttermilk biscuits recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Buttermilk Biscuits From Midget Momma
Ingredients: All purpose flour, sugar, baking powder salt, butter, buttermilk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 196, Calories from Fat 97, Total Fat 10.8g 17%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 28mg 9%, Sodium 327mg 14%, Potassium 209mg 6%, Carbohydrates 21.9g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%,Calcium 9%,Iron 7%

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