Homegrown Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits & gravy. 

Biscuits & jam. 

Biscuits & honey. 

Honestly, I pretty much love biscuits with anything. Something I definitely blame on my family. Breakfast food is a biiiiiig deal in the South, guys. Basically every weekend, we'd have a big family breakfast at my grandparents' house, and biscuits were almost always on the menu. 

Now, like donuts, and all the other carby-things my southern heart yearns after, I don't make them that often. But on occasion, you really just have to go all out. So, at first, I went to my grandma to see if she'd give me her buttermilk biscuit recipe, but as I've said before, she doesn't usually bake according to measurements. More like "toss a couple big ole handfuls of flour in there, and then put in as much butter as you like." Precious, and I did take her advice of throwing in a dash of nutmeg, but I decided I'd better opt for an actual recipe. ;)

So, this recipe is adapted from One Sweet Appetite. I keep up with this foodie inspired blog pretty regularly via Pinterest, and love all her easy & non-time consuming recipes (that are also super yummy!) 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I used 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of coconut flour, cause I love the flavor it gives!)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 8 tbsp or 1 stick of cold butter (cut up into small squares)
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • A dash of nutmeg (my grandma's suggestion!)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Then use a pastry blender, or if you don't have one like me, use two forks to cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse and crumbly. Then, gently fold in the buttermilk until combined. 
  • Scoop your dough out onto a well-floured surface, & use your hands to knead into about a 1 inch thick round.
  • Fold the dough on top of itself, and press down until it is about 1/2 inch thick. 
  • Use a round cookie cutter (or I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup) to cut out your biscuits & place them on a greased baking sheet. 
  • Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown!

This recipe was fairly easy, didn't take all day, and satisfied my craving for some homestyle biscuits! I refrained from making gravy to go with them. ;) And they went fantastically with our strawberry-rhubarb preserves from the farmer's market! 

What's your favorite homegrown dish to make? I know everyone has something they grew up with that you randomly crave from time to time! Inspire us! We're always up for trying new things! 

Just tag @awhimsywonderland on Insta or comment on the blog to let us know your faves! 

Peace out, Biscuit Babes.

Cort