Posted by debjulienne | 5:38 PM | Buttermilk Biscuits, Deb Julienne, Grandmother | 11 comments »
Most of you know I love to cook. Biscuits are a real weakness, probably because I associate them with my Grandmother. The woman could cook circles around any chef on television. I've been on a quest for the best biscuit and this is the closest I've come to matching Grams.
5 cups (Pioneer Brand) buttermilk baking mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1-1/4 cup 7-up soda
1 cube butter, divided
1 tablespoon bacon grease
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Add in the sour cream and buttermilk, stir.
Add 7-up a little at a time, until dough comes together and is shaggy.
Add more baking mix if needed.
Sprinkle a bit of the baking mix on the counter, turn out dough onto counter and gently pat dough into a round about 1 inch thick.
Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter or a glass dipped into flour, begin to cut out biscuits. (DO NOT TWIST THE COOKIE CUTTER)
Melt 1/2 cube butter and bacon grease in baking sheet, only until melted, use a fork to swirl butter and grease together, covering the entire bottom surface.
Place them on a hot baking sheet, sides slightly touching for soft biscuits, or about an inch apart if you like the edges more crisp.
Melt remaining butter and brush the tops.
Bake at 500 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
If you're fond of your biscuits, I'd like to hear what you thought of trying this recipe.