Let’s do a little personal back story… My husband has been out of town for his job the last FIVE months. It’s been such a pain, but worth it for my family. I have a huge new found respect for everyone that is the spouse of someone deployed in the military. I don’t know how you do it, and you all are my new role models! I’m not looking for a pity party. We decided that this decision would be the best for our family, and so far it’s been a bit of a blessing. Even if it has been a long hard summer for both of us.
I’ve been stocking up recipes for when he comes home, and these easy homemade biscuits are one of those things that I think he would fall in love with. They took me little time to prepare and really taste amazing. Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick savory breakfast.
- 2 C. flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 8 T. COLD butter (I recommend salted with these)
- 1 C. buttermilk
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a blender (or food processor). Cut the butter into chunks and add it with the dry ingredients. Pulse a few times until the butter resembles crumbs.
- Pour in the buttermilk and pulse until combined. Turn out onto a well floured surface. Use well floured hands to pat the dough into a 1 inch thick round. Fold on top of itself several times and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Using a round cookie cutter, or a glass cup, cut out your circles. Place onto a greased pan and bake 10 minutes. Make sure you watch them closely so they don’t over bake.
Our big plans for these were ruined when I realized that our sausage was spoiled and we were too hungry to make it to the store before breakfast. Luckily they stored well for the next day and we were able to whip up a delicious sausage gravy to top them with!
If you are a small family like us, you might not want to make so many biscuits. Place the cut, unbaked, biscuits on a baking tray and pop them into the freezer. Freeze for 30 minutes, then individually wrap in plastic wrap and place in a labeled Ziploc. When you are ready to heat them up, simply add a few minutes to the original baking time!