Epi. 6 Biscuits & A Barn Raisin'
Barbara's Buttermilk Biscuits
4.5 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter
2 cold eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups extra flour for dustin’
First off, combined all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Barbara suggests using a heaping
teaspoon of baking powder.
Cut the butter into small pieces that are about a tablespoon each, most sticks of butter
are pre-marked by the tablespoon. (Keep the butter cold in the fridge prior to cutting it.)
Crumble the butter while mixing. If you are using a mixer use whip attachment to help crumble
the butter. Be careful to not over mix, you want to still be able to see the butter. Next add in
the eggs, Barbara uses duck eggs because hey have a richer golden yolk. Next, we add the
buttermilk. This can be store bought or you can make your very own just like Barbara. She uses
2 tablespoons lemon juice then adds the milk on top to equal 2 cups total. Hand mix together
till sticky. Pour the 2 cups of dustin’ flower that was set aside on a flat surface, then dump the
dough on top. Pat it out flat, then fold it over, pat, fold. Repeat this step about 7 times. This
creates nice layers in the biscuits. Next take a round cookie cuter 2.5-3 inches is perfect. Make
sure to press straight down and not twist the cookie cutter to keep the beautiful layers. Bake at
425 degrees for 20 minutes.
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One scrapbook pack
Cutting mat and wheel
Two sided tape
*Tips & Tricks*
-You can create anything with this diy hack from table flowers to place mats.
-if you are hosting a dinner party you can make fun table top tents and even hole punch straw toppers
for the beverages!
*Tips and tricks to add your own personal spin on these delicious biscuits*
- Instead of cubing the ice-cold butter, you can take a cheese grate to shred the butter. You can cut the shreds into the biscuit dough more quickly than cubed butter.
- You can give your biscuits some personality by adding in your favorite Herbs, cheeses and spices.
-If you have a sweet tooth, you can add anything from cranberries, strawberries or even chocolate chips to satisfy your craving.
- To ensure that your biscuits are fresh and fluffy make sure your baking powder is nice and fresh.
- When using your hands to work the butter into the dough you can really get a feel for how the
dough is behaving. You can also get a feel for if the dough will or wont hold together. You don’t
ever want tough biscuits so handling with care is a must when mixing the dough.
-If you are having a themed brunch or party cute paper liners can add a class and festive touch.
- Buying locally made butter or honey can be a delicious way to top your biscuits and help support local farmers.