Buttermilk Biscuits

Who doesn’t love a warm, buttery biscuit? In the past I made vegan Buttermilk Biscuits and they turned out pretty good. Making your own buttermilk (vegan or not) is mind-blowingly easy and can be done without having to run to the store to get buttermilk.

I’m back on the dairy train and trying to perfect some of my favorite recipes. This one is from Smitten Kitchen. You can basically do the same thing with vegan ingredients- what matters is the flour:fat ratio. I served mine with some thyme & garlic scape scrambled eggs. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 9 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (1/2 cup + 3 tbsp milk & 2 1/2 tsp vinegar)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add in the butter a few pieces at a time, using your hands to knead it in. The flour will begin to look coarse.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk. Flour your hands lightly and mix together with your hands.
  6. On a floured surface, spread the dough out so that it’s about 1/2 inch thick. With a round cutter (I used the 1/4 cup measure), cut out circles and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until the dough is gone.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, checking the bottoms so that they don’t catch. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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