Monday, July 13, 2009

A Hanker'in for Biscuits!

I got a desperate call from a good friend last night. Catherine, who happens to be pregnant, got a hanker'in for Scott's homemade buttermilk biscuits and asked for the recipe. Unfortunately, Scott doesn't use a recipe so we attempted to come up with one this morning. This one's for you Catherine!


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 6 cups Daily Bread self rising flour
  • 2 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • Tools

  • baking sheet (we use an cushionaire insulated)
  • biscuit cutter (we use special glass for cutting biscuits)
  • sifter
  • bowl
  • NOTE: All ovens and flours are different. Mix your ingredients slowly and focus on the consistencies we mention. If amounts need to be altered, please do so.

    • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

    • Sift the flour

    • Cut 1 stick of butter into cubes

    • Hand mix flour and butter in bowl until the flour will stick together when squeezed, but will also break apart easily if crumbled

    • Make a well in the flour (which should now have a cornmeal consistency) and pour in approximately 1/2 of the buttermilk

    • Mix buttermilk in by hand by slowly swirling the hand around the center of the bowl and working out the the edge. Mix in more buttermilk as needed to form a wet, sticky mass.

    • Mix until you have a nice sticky mass that clings to the fingers

    • Sprinkle flour on your kneading surface, roll sticky mass out of bowl onto work surface and knead the dough lightly (no more than necessary to make a ball)

    • Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and mash the ball flat (about 1 inch thick). Dough should still have a soft, malleable consistency.

    • Cut out the biscuits and place them touching on an ungreased baking sheet

    • Bake the biscuits at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then check and turn them 180 degrees. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until the tops are golden brown

    • Wrap biscuits in a towel on a plate and allow to cool for a few minutes
    • Eat and enjoy!


    1. AWESOME - great pictures. I can almost hear Scott's sexy accent explaining! Brett made a good effort last night (such a good baby-daddy). We both agreed they didn't touch Scott's, so we'll give these a try and let you know how it goes.

    2. Just made some last second corrections with Scott's help. Enjoy!!!

    3. Nice work! Love the measure pic!

      We all rejoice and run to the kitchen to try our hands at the lip smakin' biscuit recipe!! Yes!

      Thanks for the help. Pregnant crisis overted. Whew!

      Good eatin'!!!