Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tonight, I've pulled out a relatively new recipe I've only made a few times. It smells delish and I can't wait to eat it tonight! We're having Lentil Vegetable Soup with some homemade buttermilk drop biscuits. I haven't made these biscuits in years, but I'm so glad I did tonight because it reminded me that they're super easy and pretty yummy and I should make them more often!

Here's a recipe I came up with after playing around with biscuit recipes in The Joy of Cooking:
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
  • 2 C Flour
  • 2-2 1/2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/2-3/4 t. Salt
  • 1/4 C Shortening or 5-6 T cold, unsalted butter
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 T white vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine milk and white vinegar in a measuring cup. Let sit for at least five minutes. This is an easy way to make buttermilk when you don't have any in the fridge. Next, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix together using a whisk. Using a pastry blender, your fingers, or two forks (I use a pastry blender), cut in the butter or shortening until it resembles peas. Stir in the homemade buttermilk mixture until all of the dough is moistened. If it's too dry, add more milk. If it's too sticky, add more flour. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes (I like to turn the pan halfway so things get cooked evenly). Cool on a wire rack.

BTW...These aren't your typical breakfast biscuits. They're more of a pick 'em up and take a big bite & if you want to dunk them, dunk them...if you want to smear them with jelly, go for it, kind of biscuit! I used butter for the 1st time today instead of shortening and it was delicious finding little butter pockets! :-) Hope you like them, or play with them until you do! I played with many recipes a few years ago until I found this easy & quick combo. They were really yummy w/ the soup!


What did your family eat today?

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