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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Buttermilk "Thick" Biscuits

Are you a "Fluffy" or a "Flaky"?

What? Too personal?

Um, okay....

What I should have said is, "How do you prefer your biscuits? Fluffy or flaky?"


Thought so.

I like them either way. My personal favorites are the one that come with your Kentucky Fried Chicken meal. But I would not pass up a Hungry Jack, either. How much fun is it to pull apart those layers, am I right?

These are simple buttermilk biscuits that you can make in one pan. No rolling or cutting needed. I love simplicity like this. They are basically cooked in a pan of butter and come out of the oven....neither fluffy or flaky! These could be coined the "Thick Biscuit" honestly. They are buttery, very dense and very filling. These went great with our New Year's dinner.

Little Lawyer drizzled honey on top of hers. She saved the leftovers so she could have them that way for breakfast the next morning...

Add butter to 8x8 pan and wait for oven to preheat.

When preheating, place pan in oven for about a minute so the butter melts.

Add flour to a mixing bowl.

Add some sugar.

Then some salt.

Then some baking powder.

Buy then, the butter should be melty. I like to make sure there are some browned bits of butter in the pan for more flavor!

Pour some buttermilk.

Slowly add it to your flour mixture while stirring.

Stir together until just combined.

Flour your fingers and pat that bad boy down into the pan.

Use a spatula or scraper to "perforate" into nine biscuits.

All proportioned! Stick 'em in the hot box...

Out comes nine perfect biscuits!

Serve warm as-is, with a drizzle of honey, with butter, or with honey butter.

Buttermilk Thick Biscuits

Makes 9, but can easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan for 20 minutes.

1/2 stick butter
1 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
(If you wanted to make these herbed, you could also add a teaspoon or two of your favorite dried herb to compliment the meal you’re serving this with!)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Slice up butter and place it on the bottom of an 8x8 inch dish. When the oven reaches 450 degrees place dish of butter in oven to melt for one minute.

Meanwhile combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Little by little, slowly pour buttermilk into the mixture until just blended.

Remove melted butter from oven and spread biscuit dough over melted butter. Use your flour-dusted fingers. Using a spatula or dough cutter/scraper, cut the dough into 9 even squares.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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