I’ve always had a thing for biscuits. Now that I live in NYC, where finding a good biscuit can be a bit challenging, I appreciate them even more.
Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be invited to spend a couple of days in Nashville with White Lily and Martha White. We cooked up a veritable biscuit storm down there! We tried several different recipes for biscuits, all of them delicious. While I love big, fluffy buttermilk biscuits, I fell in love with these Touch of Grace Biscuits.
I’ve been baking these at every opportunity since that trip. And, as September is National Biscuit Month, this is the perfect time to share these beauties with you!
So, what makes these so special? To me, it’s all about the texture. They are soft and light and just a joy to eat. Of course, all that buttermilk and cream is a pretty good thing, too. These are the biscuits I make when I want to slather biscuits with jam. Or, just eat them straight out of the pan. Believe me, that works, too.
A word of warning when making these…. Once you get the dough mixed, you may think you’ve done something terribly wrong. It looks a bit like, well, cottage cheese. But, just go with it. When they come out of the oven, you’ll have beautiful, glorious biscuits like you’ve never had before. Enjoy!
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- about 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 & 1/2 cups self-rising flour*
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch pieces**
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 450°. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.
Place all-purpose flour onto a plate or into a pie or cake pan. Set aside.
Combine self-rising flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mix into flour mixture using a pastry blender or a fork. Mix until the butter is the size of small peas.
Stir in cream. Then, stir in buttermilk. Mix until incorporated and the mixture resembles cottage cheese.
Use a large spoon or an ice cream scoop to scoop some of the dough into a biscuit-size portion. Drop the dough onto the all-purpose flour. Sprinkle with flour to coat the outside of the dough.
Flour your hands and pick up the dough. Form into a round and shake off excess flour. Place dough in prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Press each biscuit against another so that they will rise and not spread.
Bake until biscuits are lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
Brush biscuits with melted butter. Allow biscuits to cool for a few minutes before serving.
**Confession: The original recipe uses 3 tablespoons of shortening. I always make these with butter, as I'm still not a fan of shortening.
Recipe adapted from White Lily.
To celebrate National Biscuit Month, White Lily is giving one lucky Bake or Break reader a Biscuit Essentials Kit! Here’s what’s included:
- Save the Biscuit tote bag
- Biscuit cutter
- Pastry blender
- White Lily Self-Rising Flour
- White Lily tea towel
- Flour sifter
- Save the Biscuit t-shirt
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