Buttermilk Biscuits

Yum! These turned out so delicious and are not difficult at all to make! I will be keeping this recipe handy for Thanksgiving πŸ˜‰ No mixer needed, just a bowl and a spoon. So let’s turn on those ovens and bake some biscuits…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Cut the butter into small pieces and put in the freezer while you whisk the other ingredients.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles small crumbs. Make a hole in the flour and pour in the buttermilk. Stir until everything starts to stick together.

Pour the dough onto a generously floured surface. Fold the dough into itself until it is not too sticky to handle. Pat down into a 1 inch thick circle. With the biscuit or cookie cutter, push down into the dough and come straight up without twisting. Keep doing this until all the dough is used. Arrange the biscuits onto the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Serve with butter, honey or gravy. Enjoy!

Buttermilk Pancakes

It has taken me quite some time to master the pancake. The batter has to be mixed just so, and the griddle pan has to be at the perfect temperature. But, I think I did it! I found the best recipe and will share it and my tips with you πŸ™‚ So let’s go make our families happy and cook them a nice breakfast!

What you will need:Β 

Pan or griddle

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Note:Β This recipe was perfect for my little family of 3 but can easily be doubled if needed.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Then, slowly add in melted butter, whisking constantly not to cook the egg. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix! There will be some lumps.

Next, heat your pan on medium heat. Grease with butter or a non-stick spray. Once it is heated, ladle the batter on. As much or as little as you want, depending on the size of pancakes you want. When the pancake is ready to be flipped, it will look like this:

Dry edges and bubbles in the center, about 1-2 minutes cook time. When you flip it, it should look like this:

Not perfect but it will do πŸ™‚ The second side only takes about 30 seconds to be done. Serve hot with butter and syrup! Enjoy!