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Buttermilk Biscuits

9 Apr

Hello my dear readers,

just before Easter I present you this lovely recipe for some biscuits that would do well on any brunch table. I make these regularly, and they are always gone an instant later. The preparation does not require much time, one can well whip them up right before they are wanted.

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour (I usually use all-purpose, which I was out of this time; all-wheat worked just as well)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350° F.

Combine all the dry ingredients. Add the butter, and knead into crumbles. Whisk the egg into the buttermilk, and stir into the crumbles. Try to combine everything into a nice dough; it will be sticky, but that’s great. Now is the time to add chopped nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, or other stuff you might want in your biscuits. Grated cheese, maybe?

With flour-dusted hands, form biscuits and place them on a bake sheet; I made 8. I wouldn’t suggest to make them bigger than that, I have made 12 out of that batch before and that worked well. Simply adjust the baking time: the smaller the biscuit, the shorter you bake it, obviously.

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Spray or brush lightly with water before and once during baking. Bake for about 15 mins.; the biscuits are done when they are light brown and slightly cracked open.

Enjoy! We ate ours for breakfast, with jelly and cream cheese. Very, very good!!

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