Southern Buttermilk Biscuits & Leftover Dough Options
2 Cups self-rising flour2 tbsp light brown sugar 2 tbsp white sugar 1/2 tsp salt 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter 2 tbsp cold butter shortening 1/4 heavy whipping cream 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 tsp vanilla or cake batter flavor Heat over 450 degrees Whisk or sift the flour, sugars, salt together Mix the milk, whipping cream and vanilla or cake batter flavor Cut the butter and shortening into flour until crumbly Pour the milk mixture in the center. Mix together. Flour your hands and surface and dough if it's sticky to knead it. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough. It makes 8-10 biscuits, but I like mine a little thinner so I roll them to about a 1/4 inch high. Flour your cutter and cut into circles. Place them in the pan, just touching each other. Put your thumb dent in the middle of each biscuit. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until your desired browness. Butter the tops when they're out. I sometimes pop mine back in for a minute to allow the butter to soak in just a bit. We do maple syrup with ours because we're good and country, but you can enjoy them with jams or by themselves. The sugars in the flour mix and the flavor in my milk mixture gives them a sweet flavor that doesn't need anything extra. Leftover Dough Options: Fruit Preserves or Flavored Butter
I usually end up with leftover dough even if I make my biscuits a little thicker. Here are a couple of options to make them into dessert or flavored delights. Grab a smaller pan. Line with parchment paper. Put a bigger thumb dent in the center. Add a 1/2 tsp of fruit preserves. I love peach but strawberry is nice, too. Bake like normal and enjoy while hot. Roll the leftover dough out extra thin. Put your thumb dent. Bake for the desired time. While baking, take 2 tbsps of unsalted butter. Add a couple of dashes of cinnamon sugar, a couple of drops of vanilla or cake batter flavor, and a quick dolip of maple syrup. Melt the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds. When the biscuits come out, spread over the thin biscuits and serve while warm. My kiddos call these biscookies. :) They love them.
Enjoy them the traditional way or try these variations. Share your favorite biscuit recipes.