If you were a part of my husband's family you would know that his grandma makes the best biscuits around town so his family thinks. Let me just tell you that nothing compares to grandma's cooking in their opinion.
I have been married to my hubby for 7 years now and for 7 years I have been trying to come close to her biscuits & gravy. Not only is her biscuits & gravy "the best" but so is her yams & sugar cookies at Christmas. My hubby has let me know that I just about got the yams right and now....the biscuits and gravy thanks to this recipe!
whew, thought I'd never even come close. Everytime I'd make biscuits and gravy my husband would remind me that "ya, they are ok but nothing like Grandma Veda's."
Here is the recipe! Delicious, flakey and SUPER easy. No yeast and no waiting time for them to rise. Just make & bake!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold, and cut into little cubes
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- A little bit of extra flour when you flatten your dough out
- Preheat oven to 450° F
- In a medium bowl and using a wooden or big plastic spoon, combine all dry ingredients.
- Using fork, add butter cubes into the dry ingredients. Blend, without over blending, butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles course meal.
- Add the buttermilk slowly, and stir until the mixture is just combined. It will still be someone dry, but should hold together when pressed.
- Dump dough mixture out onto a slightly floured board.
- Using your hands, gently pat the dough out until it is approximately 1/2 inch thick. Do not over handle the dough and do not use a rolling pin... simply flatten the disc out with your hands.
- Starting at the very edge, use a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut the biscuits. (You should get 10 biscuits from this recipe).
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, with sides of each biscuit touching another.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly brown on the top.
- Remove from the oven and brush with the 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
- Serve warm with a butter and honey or gravy.
Recipe adapted and changed from DineandDish.net