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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.5
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.2 mg
  • Sodium: 203.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Biscuits or Scones, Buttermilk

Submitted by: COCKBURNJ
Biscuits or Scones, Buttermilk

Introduction

Original from the Joy of Cooking. Makes 18 small biscuits aor 8 sugar scones. Original from the Joy of Cooking. Makes 18 small biscuits aor 8 sugar scones.
Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    Flour 2 cups, spoon into measuring cup and level off
    Baking powder, 2 1/2 teaspoons
    Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
    Salt 1 teaspoon
    Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon
    Butter, unsalted and cold 5 tablespoons, in chunks
    Buttermilk 1 cup

Directions

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and using a manual wire pastry blender, cut in the fat until coarse crumbs, leaving some bigger pieces of butter to ensure flaky biscuits. Make a well in the flour and use a wooden spoon to stir in buttermilk until the dough is all one lump. Do not over mix and use a light hand - this is the key to perfect biscuits.
Put several spoonfuls of flour onto a cool surface (a marble slab is ideal) and turn out the dough. Knead lightly just to smooth the dough, pat into a 1/2 inch thick round, and use a 2 inch cutter to make biscuits. Repat the scraps and cut again - makes 18.
For scones, pat into a round, cut into 8 wedges, brush with buttermilk, sprinkle on sugar.
Put onto a silicone mat on a baking sheet: biscuits just touching each other, scones separate.
Bake at 450 F for 10 to 12 minutes (425F convection oven). Eat hot and fresh with butter.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HOLDINGON2.






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  • I just made these biscuits and 1 cup of buttermilk was not enough for that amount of flour. Anyone else have this problem? - 6/2/14

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  • I made these as scones. I added 1 tsp. cinammon, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup dried cranberries to mix. They have a very fluffy biscuity consistency but a light sweet taste. Next time I will add a touch more sugar. Very tasty! - 5/1/13

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  • Scones are Better with a couple tsp cinnamon sugar, fruit and nuts. Use course sugar for the top. - 10/15/11

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  • I needed a recipe to use up whatever buttermilk I had, and these did the trick! Very yummy! Only thing is that I don't have a small round cookie cutter so I used a large glass instead, which is like having two biscuits in one, but my husband nor I are complaining! Will make these again! - 6/12/11

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  • These were great! I made drop biscuits, it was easier then rolling them out! Also, I used splenda blends in place of sugar, and sea salt for the salt. Going to try it as scones the next time! :P - 11/4/10

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  • Love this one, it freeze well as well. Sometimes, I would add some dry cranberri or raisin for a Holliday treat! - 8/28/10

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