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Old 09-27-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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Real Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Please note: Less kneading, the fluffier the biscuit. Also, always use SELF-RISING flour. Plain flour will create biscuits that look like shot-glass coasters.

2 cups self-rising flour
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sweet milk
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Lightly grease a 14x16-inch baking pan.

Sift flour, salt, and sugar together into a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with two knives or your fingers until the mixture is coarse.

Add the buttermilk, milk, and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Mix lightly until combined, but do not overmix. Pour the mixture out onto a floured surface.

With floured hands, knead the dough two or three times. (If biscuits are to be used for sandwiches, such as ham biscuits or other breakfast sandwiches, knead them a few extra times.)

With floured hands, pat out the dough approximately 1/2 inch thick. Using a floured biscuit cutter or standard-size can, cut out biscuits. Do not twist the cutter when doing this -- press straight down. (You can re-knead the dough scraps, but biscuits from this cutting will be tougher, more suitable for sandwiches.)

Place the biscuits on a baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove the biscuits from teh oven and brush them with the remaining butter. Serve immediately.

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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I know someone will ask....
Sweet milk is just whole milk.

I'm not trying to be smart but every time I give out this recipe, I'm asked what is sweet milk.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Sounds delicious! What do you serve with your biscuits?
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
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... buttermilk biscuits and gravy!!! It's got to be in the DNA!
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I'm not trying to be smart but every time I give out this recipe, I'm asked what is sweet milk.
After you tell them...Say it's really good with light bread

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:06 PM   #6
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:15 AM   #7
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craving for some Southern Buttermilk Biscuits right now...and with gravy sounds so divine...also really crispy southern fried chicken would be awesome

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Old 12-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #8
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I am from TN and we do ours a bit different and yes like he said DO NOT knead what so ever or thats it you got a rock..
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MMM biscuits and graaaavy...now I just need to find a GOOD gravy recipe. Canned or packaged is sacrilidge and definately not sufficient.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:50 AM   #10
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I make a nice blond roux using bacon grease and then add milk and a light sprinkling of salt.
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