Week 14 - Buttermilk Biscuits
In week 14, I was serving leftover soup and wanted some bread to go along with it. I decided to make Buttermilk Biscuits from the 1950 Cookbook "Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book".
I've made buttermilk biscuits in the past, but always the store-bought kind from the cans. There is certainly nothing wrong with these, they're quick and easy and taste pretty good, but I figured that now would be the perfect time to try to make these from scratch.
I don't always like making bread because it generally requires lots of kneading and waiting for the dough to rise. This recipe was great because I only had to mix the ingredients, knead for 30 seconds, roll, cut out and bake. It really took only a few minutes longer than popping open a can of ready-made biscuits.
I decided to cut this recipe in half because it said that it made two dozen and we didn't need that many. This was a mistake as the halved recipe barely made eight, very small biscuits. However they were very light and fluffy and tasted very good. They were much less "chemically"-tasting than the store bought kind. If I were to make these again I wouldn't cut the recipe in half and I would make them much larger than I did.
Cookbook: "Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book"
Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits
Difficulty: Super easy and quick
Alterations: I cut the recipe in half
Results: Very good, but the biscuits were a bit small.
Make Again: Yes. I would cut them a bit larger next time.