Thursday, March 31, 2011

Buttermilk Biscuits for little Cowpokes

It's Austin Rodeo and to finish their unit of study, my daughter Emma's 2nd grade class is having a round up.  I'm making tomorrows snack tonight - homemade buttermilk biscuits!   Compared to a $2.00 can of ready made with tons of salt and preservatives, this recipe calls for delicious buttermilk.   I also made them a little smaller to fit second graders!   A little butter and it's yum time!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients:
  • 4 C flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 T baking power
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 C shortening, cut into small pieces
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 1/4 C buttermilk to brush tops with
Directions:   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   Sift together flour, sugar, baking power, baking soda and salt.   Using your hands mix in shortening until it resembles bread crumbs and holds together when squeezed.   Add buttermilk and again, using your hands fold dry ingredients into buttermilk until a sticky dough forms.

Turn dough onto floured surface.   Fold over several times to create layers and pat out to 1 inch thickness before cutting with biscuit cutter.   Place on ungreased cookie sheet, brush tops with buttermilk and bake for 20 minutes until golden on top.

into the oven they go...

5 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious would be nice for snack as well

Joy said...

The biscuits looks wonderful.

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

Your buttermilk biscuits look too delicious, love the image of them all lined up to go into the oven!

Lizzy said...

And these are SO much better than the canned biscuits! Lucky children :)

The Mom Chef said...

I adore buttermilk biscuits. Yours look absolutely delicious. I can just imagine how one would melt in my mouth with a nice pat of butter on it.