Bake them biscuits baby, bake ‘em big and brown . . .


Buttermilk biscuits

Originally uploaded by ted_major

When you get them biscuits baked, we’re Alabama bound.

After you make the Red Velvet Cake, you’re going to have a lot of buttermilk left. Unless you like drinking buttermilk with cornbread, you’ll need something else to do with all that leftover buttermilk, like making biscuits.

Adapted from Cotton Country Cooking.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking sode
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450F (use convection if you have it)
Mix together dry ingredients, then cut in shortening with a pastry fork. Mix in buttermilk, and then knead about 10 times. Pat out into a rectangle about 1/2 inch (12mm) thick and cut into 12 squares. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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