Dear One loves strawberry shortcake. If it is not strawberry season, which we are about at the end of here, he loves biscuits with butter or jam. Or even just plain, if you can believe it!
Usually I make biscuits from scratch. Lately however, I think that I have started to become old because I found some biscuit mix at Piggly Wiggly and thought I would give it a try. I adapted the recipe by changing the milk called for to buttermilk since I wanted to use up what we had.
Quick and Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
2/3 cup buttermilk
Put the biscuit mix in a large bowl then pour on the buttermilk. Using a spatula, mix until the flour is all stirred in.
Place on a lightly floured surface and fold the dough over on itself about 4-5 times. You can then cut out the biscuits and bake them in a pre-heated 450 degree F. oven for 8-10 or even 12 minutes but no more or the bottoms will not be happy.
In this picture I dispensed with the folding part and just used a portion scoop (which is about 1/4 cup) to scoop out the dough.
This is what came out of the oven:
If you do the folding before cutting, the biscuits will have nice layers. In the interest of saving a few seconds, I did the lazy man trick and the biscuits were just fine. This recipe the way I made it gave us seven biscuits.