Friday, June 8, 2012

Heavens, They're Tasty!

Has anyone ever listened to "Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor? One of the entertaining and made-up advertisements on this radio variety show is for, "Powder milk biscuits. Heavens, they're tasty!" We made Ree's version, Buttermilk Biscuits (p. 44) to go along with Uncle Jake's Chicken Fried Steak meal.

These beauties are simple and delicious. We started by mixing flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Next, we added slices of cold butter and shortening. We didn't have a pasty cutter, so we used two table knives to cut in the butter and shortening for a crumbly mixture.

We mixed in buttermilk to the crumbly flour mixture.

This was combined until the consistency seemed right - not too dry, not too sticky.

We floured the table and rolled out the dough. We used a glass to form the biscuits. One thing we did not realize is these biscuits do not rise. So, roll out the dough to your desired biscuit thickness. Ours were a bit flat, but tasty none-the-less. They were baked at 450-degrees for approximately 12 minutes.

The biscuits added another touch to our wholesome, down-home meal.

Happily full,

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