Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Ever since reading 'The Help' I've been hungry for some hot biscuits. I think I finally found the perfect recipe. I just took these out of the oven and my mother and I nearly finished them off. I have the worst oven in the world so I cooked them longer and next time I'm going to set my oven at 500 degrees. Chances are you have all the necessary ingredients on hand now so why don't you make some too. The photo above doesn't show all of them. Quote below by the author followed by the link for the recipe. I did not use my food processor. I cut the butter in with my pastry blender and did everything by hand. These were just as good as those I remember from my Southern childhood. I like my biscuits brown too.
"These biscuits are authentic - this recipe came from my Great-Great Grandmother, and was handed down to all the women in my family, and we are all Southern. I am the first one to commit the sin of using a food processor (lol) but I find it works very well. I would put these biscuits up against anyone's - they are perfect in every single way. I hope you all enjoy them. "  
Recipe here. A reader made these with gluten free flour and it worked perfectly.

3 comments:

Clipped Wings said...

I have a Shaker recipe that is almost exact, and they are fantastic. I like mine dripping with butter and a little seedless raspberry jam as a dessert. I have used these biscuits for strawberry shortcake, and that is so much better than those sponge cakes. I just rub butter in the palm of my hands, pinch off some dough, roll it into a ball, fill up the buttered pan with dough balls, flatten them a little with my fingers and bake. Yummy!

The Queen Vee said...

I'm with Clipped Wings, biscuits with butter and raspberry jam is heaven.

I have housequests arriving tomorrow and staying for the next 5 days, this recipe looks perfect for a mornng breakfast for them.

Thanks Rosemary. I'll let you know how they turn out.

pilgrimscottage said...

oh my! those biscuits look soooo good!! Wonder if it would work with my gluten-free flour. Think I'll give it a try.