Friday, January 16, 2015

My ‘tried and true’ biscuit recipe!

I wanted to share some favorite recipes this year. I haven’t decided on a word this year. Maybe ‘share’ would be a good one.

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You may already make the best biscuits in the world. If you are BJ-Sweet Nothings, I know you DO!!! Her cheddar biscuit recipe is HERE ! And she takes better photos, too!

But this is the way I make them. And if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, wait until you can go to the store and buy some. It makes ALL the difference!

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup Crisco

1 cup buttermilk (may need a little more)

2 tablespoons melted butter

Mix dry ingredients together and cut in shortening. Add enough buttermilk to have a wet dough. Roll out on floured surface but don’t ‘overwork’ your dough. Cut out, dab tops with melted butter. Bake at 425 for 12 minutes and then turn on the broiler for about a minute to brown the tops.

Oh, and do you use a tea cup to measure?

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This cup is exactly one level cup to the top.

Enjoy your day and if it’s cold, bake something yummy in the oven!

39 comments:

ann said...

And now I have to adjust for high altitude! My mom used to tell the story of how my dad's bisquits were always better than hers and she could never figure why until she discovered his secret: cream instead of milk. We laughed over the years each time she or he told the story. He awlays had a smirk when he told the story his way. Yours look delicious and I would be sure to use buttermilk.

Linda Kay said...

Diane, I would love to make these! They look very yummy and nothing like a warm biscuit in the morning. How nice to measure with such a pretty cup.

Laurie M said...

mmmm, they look very tempting!

Danice said...

They look so tasty Diane. Tried making biscuits many years ago and they let's say weren't really edible, lol! Sewing is my thing, but cooking, not so much. "Share" would be a good word for 2015 :)

Diane said...

Looks good! I'm lazy and usually make a drop biscuit!

Stephanie said...

Your biscuits look delicious, my friend! I love biscuits so I will have to try your recipe soon.

And a tea cup for measuring...how perfect :) Hugs to you!

Susie said...

Share is a good word....it is the first word we learned in our family.LOL You know I have 10 siblings. So everything was shared. :):). I love those biscuits. BJ is always cooking up something good, as is Nellie. I try my best not to cook too much. LOL. Hope you are having a good day. xoxo,Susie

Pat said...

The perfect addition to the soup I have cooking in the crockpot for tonight. Thanks for the "Share"

Pamela Gordon said...

I love biscuits. They are great with stew or casserole, winter staples in the north. Enjoy!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I pinned BJ's great bisquits and I'm so glad you make them and came out yummy! Thanks, now I will, lol! Loved your adorable measuring cup, my mother used to have one like that for measuring her sugar and flour when I was a kid...memories.
Hugs,
FABBY

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Send one my way, a biscuit would hit the spot right about now~
Happy Weekend!
Dorothy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, homemade biscuits are the best! I bet yours taste just as good as bjs and thanks for sharing yours and her recipe to make them. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend.
Julie

Arlene Grimm said...

Ok, I am hungry now!!lol...I make cheddar biscuits every now and then but my favorites are the old fashioned kind with lots of butter and some tasty honey or applebutter to eat with it!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Mmmmmmmm those look so good my friend. I think I'm getting my appetite back, finally, but not my ambition so guess I'll have to wait for biscuits. A nice hot biscuit would taste so good right now.

Shug said...

These look yummy. thanks for sharing!!! Bj is a super good cook!!
I sure like that cup....is it Homer Laughlin? I'm thinking so...
Enjoy the day.

20 North Ora said...

Hey - did you know that you can take regular milk and add a tablespoon of white vinegar to it and let it sit and it will be the same as buttermilk? I use this method all of the time and it's great. Love these biscuits.

Judy

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I bet they are delicious. xo Laura

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I am a biscuit lover, look so good. Sweet teacup measure,Blessings Francine.

acorn hollow said...

that is almost exactly the way I make them just butter no Crisco.
they are yummy and so easy.
Cathy

Vee said...

They look yummy. I think we all get inspired by what BJ does!

Lorrie said...

I love biscuits. I don't make them much anymore but when I do I enjoy them with butter and honey.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I will definitely be making these. Yum!! xox

Red Rose Alley said...

Your biscuits look wonderful, Diane. I am a biscuit lover myself. Wouldn't they taste yummy with a bit of butter and jam?

And "share" is a good word for the new year.

love, ~Sheri

Gina said...

Diane, oh those look so good! Melt in your mouth delicious! I finally put together my new blog and had to refollow everyone. :-)

Blessings!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Yum! My sister-in-law makes the most delicious biscuits, only one problem,
... she doesn't use a recipe!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing yours,
it sounds a lot like hers, only with a recipe that I can follow! LOL
I'll give yours a try, I can't wait!
Hugs,
Patti

doodles n daydreams said...

We have scones for lunch every Sunday in the winter, we may have to try some of the recipes I've seen on some blogs (including bj's).

Have a nice day.

Diana

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Yummy! I can smell them baking now. Thanks for sharing Diane.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

yep it 's cold. These would be wonderful right now :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My recipe is practically the same Diane and for years I used Crisco until I decided to change to whole foods and now use butter. Buttermilk is expensive here so I purchased the powder that you add to water and it has worked out pretty good.
Called scones in our house, there's always a handful of currants in the better too. I've made these so many times I could assemble them in my sleep! LOL

Montanagirl said...

These sound pretty yummy - I did a screen shot of the recipe. And I LOVE your measuring cup!! :)

Carla from The River said...

Yummy! I totally agree, Buttermilk is the way to go. Do you ever do the adding lemon juice or vinegar to milk to make buttermilk?

We love biscuits, so we will be trying this for sure. :-)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They look delicious. I love the teacup in the flour photo.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I'll have to nip out to the shops to get some buttermilk and try these. Getting very hungry now :-) x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Nothing better than fresh baked biscuits! Thanks for the recipe Diane!

Mary Cromer said...

I adore a good biscuit and these do look tummy. I make my own buttermilk, if I have none, but using a pure lemon juice to sweet milk and it does work too. Just had forgotten yesterday that my recipe called for buttermilk, had none and so I improvised ;)

Mary Cromer said...

Ha ha as it went to post, I saw looks tummy, meant to say looks yummy~

Sam I Am...... said...

Thank you for the recipe as I don't have a favorite biscuit one. I usually use vinegar added to milk to make my buttermilk but are you saying I should buy real buttermilk? I wish they'd offer it in little containers like whipping cream. Yummo! I can't wait to try these.

Linda Walker said...

Diane, I will be picking up some buttermilk at the grocery store when I shop this week. I do have a weakness for a delicious, warm buttermilk biscuit. Haven't had one in a long time! Sounds so good!xo
Linda
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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I know your house smells wonderful while you're baking!!! Nothing better than a hot biscuit with orange blossom honey on it!!!