First of all, thanks for all your suggestions on what to do with a carton of buttermilk over on my Facebook Fan Page
! I ended up making one of the more popular suggestions, buttermilk biscuits. I was so excited with how they turned out that I even made a video. What got over me? I have no idea. So here it is, my very first video (nothing special, it’s just shot using my webcam so don’t get too
excited). After watching it, I realized I may or may not have biscuit batter in my hair. But hey, that’s life.
Scary, right? Let’s stick to pictures… This is the dough after it’s been sitting in the fridge for a day.
And this is how I chose to splat them on the baking sheet.
Melted a bit of butter…
I brushed the butter on prior to making in one batch, and after they were baked in another.
Look at that gorgeous center!
So here’s the recipe, courtesy of Melissa and dedicated to Sarah (“my favorite Southern friend”).
Thanks again, readers!
Makes approximately 2 dozen large biscuits.
- 1 package yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 1/4 cup flour
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, vegetable oil, buttermilk, sugar, and flour.
- Add in the yeast mixture. Mix until well combined.
- Keep in refrigerator and pinch off as much as you need. It can be rolled out or dropped onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until brown.
*It gets better each day it sits in the refrigerator. (Melissa’s note that I whole heartedly agree with!)
I chose to brush mine with melted butter. I tried putting the butter on pre baking and post baking. In my opinion, they turned out better when the butter is brushed on post baking. Also, the dough is very, very sticky to work with. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:
“Splatting” them on the baking sheet was wayyyyy easier than rolling it out, but if you’re feeling courageous, I say go for it. Looks can be deceiving, though. It actually washes off your hands quite easily under warm water. I only know that because I had to wash one hand using that one hand so that I could take this picture.
P.S. I’ll be heading to San Fran/Berkeley for this weekend. Does anyone have any food suggestions that I must check out? Thanks in advance!