yesterday afternoon i decided i was baking biscuits. i just did it. i didn't soak any flour for them. (i'll admit, i wanted them ready in 20 minutes, instead of 20 hours.) i used all purpose flour. (i probably could have added some wheat, but i just wanted them to be how i remember them.) i didn't use a biscuit cutter. i didn't even use a rolling pin. i didn't do anything proper. i just wanted some good plain biscuits, with as little hassle as possible.
and let me tell you. they were sooooo yummy. worth dirtying up a counter in the middle of the day. worth splurging on. next time you need a quick baking fix, make these buttermilk biscuits! (who needs bisquick?) i eat mine hot off the pan, with butter. grant eats his with a bit of strawberry jam, too. i'll give you the full recipe, but yesterday i made a half batch and it made 8 nicely sized biscuits, plenty for the two of us.
2 cups flour
1 to 2 tablespoons milled flax
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (i did half butter, half coconut oil)
2/3 cup buttermilk (or milk and vinegar)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400. Sift together flour, flax, baking soda and powder, and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture. With a fork, mix in the buttermilk, combining just until moistened. With your hands, work dough into a ball and press to a 1/2 inch thickness on a lightly floured counter. Brush with melted butter. Transfer to pan and use a knife to cut rustic rectangular biscuits. Or using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, cut into rounds and arrange on pan. (leaving the biscuit sides touching will help them rise better.) Bake 10 minutes and eat immediately!
enjoy your tuesday.
i'm spending mine next to my cider candle, listening to ella fitzgerald on grooveshark.
ps. thank you all so very much for letting me pick your brains on pilates!! i loved the comments and helpful suggestions that came in, and am feeling really pumped to give it a go. you're the best!