If you live near or have visited the southern region of the USA you know what buttermilk biscuits are. If your interested in a southern boys way to make tasty buttermilk biscuits please keep reading.
Ok, there are many recipes on the web that talks about how to make biscuits. However, most of these recipes dont talk a lot about the preparation on the dough before it gets cut and put into the pan. From reasearch of friends and famlily that have a hard time making biscuits, they say they are tough as hockey pucks when done. Two reasons this might be: the dough is to dry and the dough is worked to much.
So here is the process to make fluffy biscuits.
2 cups self rising flour
1/4 pound of butter diced
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. of salt
Dice the butter into small cubes
Add the salt and butter to the flour and press the cubes of butter through your hands until a there are no more large chunks of butter. The dough will look "mealy".
Add the butter milk and just using your fingers mix the dough until it just come together. Do NOT need the dough. Using your fingers will allow the dough to be mixed and not over worked.
Flour the counter top liberally and pour out the dough onto the floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of the dough and flatten to about 1-2 inches tall. Using a cookie cutter or an old can like I have cut out the biscuits. To keep the cutter from sticking to the biscuit dough dip the end into flour every time you cut.
In a cast iron skillet grease the bottom of the pan with a tablespoon of oil or butter. Place biscuits touching. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes until biscuits have as much brown as you desire.
Now, that's it... I hope you enjoy your biscuits. Strawberry Jelly is my favorite condiment but honey is a close second! Comment below with your favorite way to have your biscuit! Until next time.