Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Butter Dip Biscuits
Especially when I have a hungry mass at the table waiting for their dinner.
Then I just grab my phone and click.
Thus the blurriness.
And I really am capable of writing about more than just bread.
But this was good.
I want to remember it.
Plus my nephew said I MUST share this recipe with my mom so she can make it sometime. :)
The ultimate compliment.
Last night I made Amish Chicken (recipe coming soon). I didn't have a lot of time to get some bread together.
So I hit Pinterest.
And I found this recipe.
And NO rising time. In fact, no yeast.
So I threw them together.
And hoped for the best.
And that is what I got.
I will say that I had a piece warmed up today and I just have to say it again.
1 stick unsalted butter (I have to admit...I only used half a stick. I just could NOT bring myself to use a whole stick, especially since the chicken dish had a cup of heavy whipping cream in it...)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I did stick with all purpose; I usually do for the first recipe. I would like to try half all purpose, half white whole wheat some time)
4 tsp granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp Kosher salt (I am guessing you could use regular salt but I highly recommend Kosher for this)
1 3/4 cup buttermilk (I use the Saco powder and add water to equal this amount)
Preheat oven to 450. Unless your chicken is baking at 350. Then you compromise with 400. :)
Place butter in an 8 x 8 square baking dish OR a cast iron skillet. I went with the skillet. Stick in the oven as it preheats which will melt the butter. Or you can do it in the microwave. I just like doing it in the skillet so I don't waste any...
Meanwhile, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk.
Use a sharp knife to cut your pieces before baking. (No big deal if you don't...I didn't the next time and they were fine and cut easily)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
I didn't even add any butter last night after they cooked. I did add a little today...yum! I think these would be really good with breakfast too (like with jam or jelly).
A very basic bread but with this crusty outside, soft inside, and a bit of sweetness...