Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Guava Jelly

When you wake up in the morning and you start to yawn… that means it is time to make some breakfast and get yourself ready for the day. With breakfast comes the needed energy and nutrition to help power through the day until your next big meal. That is unless you are making breakfast in bed for either yourself or someone else and if that is the case, well then you need to check out these buttermilk biscuits that will surely set the day off on the right foot.
Light and fluffy, not dense and dry is our theory when it comes to making biscuits and this simple, tried and true recipe produces just what the Doctor ordered when it comes to having a little something, something to sop up your morning gravy with.
Remember to not over work the dough when rolling it out, or that will surely result in dry, heavy, disgusting biscuits.
After the biscuits come out of the oven, we like to slice em open with a fork (that helps to create nooks and crannies) and slather a bit of Guava Jelly & Butter inside to help give the rest of the meal some extra kick.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
8 TBS ice-cold butter
¾ cup buttermilk
a few TBS unsalted butter (room temp) for garnish - optional
Guava Jelly (or whatever flavor you prefer) for garnish - optional

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Slice butter and put on a plate in the freezer.

Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it looks like coarse sand.
Add the buttermilk and continue to cut the dough together.
Turn out onto a floured surface and gently bring together.
Gently press the dough into a rectangle until it is between 1/2 and 3/4-inch thick.

Use a round cutter that has been floured to cut the biscuits.
Place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
Remove biscuits from freezer and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet so they are touching each other.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve with butter & honey.

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