Monday, June 18, 2012

Buttermilk Biscuits with Garlic Chive Butter

Earlier this week we made our own butter and buttermilk. Then we put them to work in Buttermilk Biscuits with Garlic Chive Butter.
Buttermilk Biscuits
Adapted slightly from Alton Brown

2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup buttermilk, chilled

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two forks until the dough resembles course crumbs. Make a well in the center, pour in buttermilk. Mix only until the dough comes together. No more than absolutely necessary.
3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead 5-6 times and press to a 1-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch round cutter (the rim of a glass will also work in a pinch). Place biscuits on a baking sheet so their edges just touch. Reform dough and repeat.
4. Bake until fluffy and light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm with more butter, jam, or garlic chive butter.
Garlic Chive Butter

1/4 cup unsalted butter (homemade if possible)
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp. chives, finely chopped
pinch salt

Bring butter to room temperature. Mix in garlic, chives, and salt. Let stand for several minutes to blend flavors. Spread on warm buttermilk biscuits.

7 comments:

  1. I know it will really taste more homey and hearty if the butter I'll be using is homemade, but for now, i'll have to make do with regular (unhealthy!) butter. This will still be a blast, definitely. Looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with real, delicious butter whether homemade or store bought :) Enjoy!

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  2. Oh! These biscuits sing to my heart! Love the idea of making homemade butter too - sounds like a fun summertime activity for the kiddos! Thanks for the great ideas!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! The butter making was really easy and so much fun for the kids, not to mention, delicious. ;) I was just perusing your blog as well and you have me drooling over your chocolate cheesecake. Not good for me at 9 AM lol!

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  3. These biscuits look SO good! I don't remember the last time I've made a biscuit! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

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    1. Cathleen, these biscuits are good. I think I ate about a half dozen of them myself! Have fun baking away this weekend :)

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