Lightly crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside, homemade buttermilk biscuits are sure to please! They are one of the most versatile of breads. Easy to make, homemade buttermilk biscuits go with just about any meal. Enjoy them with a variety of flavored butters!
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How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
In a large bowl add 4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 cup of solid coconut oil.
In a glass measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 2 cups of milk. Let it sit for about a minute. This is how you make buttermilk. It saves buying it at the store and then wasting most of it because it isn’t used for much else.
Meanwhile, with a mixer set on low, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and coconut oil. Mix these ingredients together until they are course and resemble oatmeal.
Next, make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in about half of the buttermilk.
Now, here is the secret to making tender, fluffy biscuits: Work the dough as little as possible. The more you mix it and mess with it, the tougher the biscuits will get. So when you add the buttermilk, just gently fold the flour mixture on top of the buttermilk and let it soak in. Then add a little more buttermilk and fold it in gently. Repeat this until the buttermilk is all absorbed and the dough is moist but not sticky.
How to Handle Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Dough
When the buttermilk biscuit dough is ready, sprinkle a little flour onto a cutting board. Place the dough on the flour. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the buttermilk biscuit dough.
Then flatten the dough to about one inch thick with your hands. Never knead buttermilk biscuit dough.
Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut the buttermilk biscuits from the dough.
Brush with a pastry brush the tops of the buttermilk biscuits with melted butter.
Bake the buttermilk biscuits at 425° for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown.
Serve Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Flavored Butters
There are so many ways to serve homemade buttermilk biscuits! In a future post, I’ll show you how to make sausage gravy for amazing Biscuits & Gravy. For now, I’ll give you a couple of ways to make wonderful flavored butters for topping your buttermilk biscuits.
Something magical happens when butter is mixed with something for flavoring. A homemade buttermilk biscuit buttered and topped with strawberry jam is great. But mix that strawberry jam into the butter and something wonderful happens. The flavors blend and create a spread that is phenomenal.
The ways to flavor butter are infinite. Honey Butter is a classic. Homemade buttermilk biscuits can be topped with savory and sweet flavors. One savory flavor to try is Chive Butter. Mix 2 teaspoons of chopped chives into 1 stick of softened butter.
I’m partial to sweet butters, so for this article, I’m making Orange Marmalade Butter and Maple Fig Butter. Here’s how to make them:
Orange Marmalade Butter
Into one stick of softened butter, stir ¼ of a cup of orange marmalade. Stir until it is well mixed. Place it in a dish and top with a spoonful of orange marmalade.
Maple Fig Butter
Into one stick of softened butter, stir ¼ of a cup of fig jam and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Stir together until the mixture is well blended. Put it in a serving dish and top it with a spoonful of fig jam. Drizzle a little maple syrup over the top.
Be creative with flavoring butter! Jellies don’t mix in with butter very well, but jams with bits of fruit do. Try your favorite! Add chopped nuts, molasses, honey, herbs, brown sugar – the possibilities are endless.
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What are your favorite ways to enjoy homemade buttermilk biscuits? Do you have a favorite way to flavor butter? Share your ideas with everyone in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you Thursday on Instagram! I have a really neat food idea for the Welcome Home Foodie Tour you won’t want to miss!
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