Mmm -- biscuits, hot from the oven

  • Article by: KIM ODE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Making your own buttermilk biscuits is a lost skill worth recovering. Truth is, the effort is quick and easy.

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lothlornJan. 20, 11 8:30 AM

Hardees

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Sutty69Jan. 20, 11 8:34 AM

Sounds good, what do you put in them???

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mockscrapeJan. 20, 11 9:55 AM

No one makes buttermilk biscuits any more because buttermilk is no longer available. Buttermilk was originally chosen for its natural richness and acidity. What is being sold to day is “Cultured Buttermilk” which is made from inferior, low fat milk which is inoculated with rod shaped bacteria, fermented and then pasteurized with other additives. All the buttermilk from supermarkets is imitation buttermilk, and could be best thought of as diluted, liquid yogurt.

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odekimlJan. 20, 1111:40 AM

Biscuits can be spread with anything you'd put on toast - jam, honey, scrambled eggs. They're also great "platforms" for stews and such, or alongside a bowl of soup. Mockscrape, you're right about it being called cultured buttermilk, using low-fat or skim with the bacteria that produces lactic acid, which gives the milk that lovely, slightly sour taste -- and also makes it easier to digest by those who are lactose-intolerant.

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hope4allJan. 20, 11 3:50 PM

I love baking, especially pies and other goodies, but hardly ever do because then I'll eat it all and get chubby. : )

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lynnterese1Jan. 20, 11 9:32 PM

mockscrape: are you saying all that because you are trying to hide the fact you can't cook? You can find "real buttermilk" but it is a little more expensive.

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cantstandyaApr. 15, 1110:07 AM

Biscuits a lost skill!? Unless you're out there harvesting and thrashing the wheat, its pretty simple: open Bisquick box, dump in contents of box, add milk, stir, plop dough on pan, insert pan in oven - done.

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grandmajApr. 15, 1112:09 PM

Homemade is NOT the same as boughten and for sure not the same as BISQUICK mix. That is more lard than anything! (And not allowed in my house as a food assist.) My 4 yr old granddaughter can whip up fresh with my recipes (similar to given here) and simply just eating a hot one without ANYTHING is delicious. Sometimes we toss some cinnamon into the flour base for different flavor as well as the herbs suggested. You can use herb butters you make in the fat content as well. And for buttermilk--besides buying fresh, you can buy dry BM or quickly make your own with fresh sweet milk (you drink it) and some lemon/lime/cidar vinegar--1 tsp to 1 cup milk. I have quick bread/muffin recipes I use both the buttermilk and the yogurt in, change out all sugar and fat for this. My 4 yr old is a normal child who eats what she cooks, the more nutrition in it, the better.

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viking53Apr. 15, 11 6:11 PM

I have been a professional baker for most of my life. I started when I was 15 in a little Mom and Pop shop in my town. I was the ships baker while I was in the Navy and have worked in a number of hotel/casinos in Las Vegas. After seeing the picture of the biscuits in the article and after watching the woman make the biscuits on the video, I think you should all quit trying to BAKE and go to a baker and buy them from him.I would be ashamed to show any of those biscuits in MY shop and anyone who made anything like them would never get a job with me.

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viking53Apr. 15, 11 6:12 PM

grandmaj. Quick breads and muffins are NOT biscuits. They are entirely different.

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