Monday, May 28, 2012

Buttermilk and Patriotism

I have been trying and trying for months to find the perfect buttermilk biscuit recipe. I figure being from the south, that's something I should know how to do well, right? I remember growing up my grandmother would spend hours and hours in the kitchen baking and cooking all day getting dinner ready. I also distinctly remember her famous buttermilk biscuits she made from scratch every single day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To say the least, I'm pretty sure they were a staple in the Mitchell household. I was never lucky enough to learn her baking secrets and I doubt these are anywhere near as delicious!

To say the least I have been attempting to find a really good (and easy) way to make biscuits for a while now and finally stumbled upon this oh so tasty one from a fellow blogger! Here it is...

1 stick (8 tbs) unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place stick of butter in 8×8 pan and melt in microwave (or melt butter on stovetop and pour into pan).
As butter is melting, combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour in buttermilk and mix everything until just combined – be careful not to overwork the dough or biscuits will turn out tough.
Pour dough out of bowl into pan, right over melted butter.  Spread the dough out as evenly as you can and pat it into the corners.  ”Cut” the dough into 9 squares with a sharp knife.
Place pan in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.  As they bake, you may need to dab bits of overly-browned butter off of the edges with a paper towel as the butter

I'm hoping to also learn how to make some homemade jam this summer, which I'm sure will be a good addition to these biscuits! 

On another note, I would also like to voice my gratitude for those that have, are, and will serve our country. I am so vey blessed to be a part of the military community and am inspired every single day to remember the freedoms I often take for granted and how they were fought for by those who sacrificed their lives. I am so thankful for each and every friend and family member that we know who serve in the United States Military. Sending lots of thanks towards all those in the military, to those that have lost their lives for our country, and their families who have also sacrificed just as much by standing by their side every step of the way.

Right after the hubs was commissioned
as a 2Lt in the Air Force!
I couldn't be more proud of him :)
The Etheridges

(P.S. I will post later this week about our weekend getaway to San Antonio for an early anniversary celebration :))

1 comment:

  1. Omg, what a cute picture! Love your hair and dress too! So I got a cookbook from the b&b we stayed in for our anniversary, and it's all southern recipes and of course they've got a buttermilk biscuit recipe. Although it looks like you found a good one, you should try this one too! I'm curious to see how it is because they have been in a few magazines and the breakfast they made when we stayed was de-lish!