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The Winner is: Buttermilk Biscuits (Recipe)

buttermilk biscuits

The Winner is: Buttermilks Biscuits (Recipe)

I’ve never owned or used a stand mixer before, so I asked my readers what I should bake first. I got some great ideas and ultimately decided to go with my favourite buttermilk biscuit recipe.

I let the stand mixer do all the work and it was wonderful! It took so much less time, and it was fun for me to use. Afterward, all the parts of the mixer cleaned up easily.

Here’s my favourite buttermilk biscuits recipe, given to me by a friend. I had been in search of something that tasted like the scrumpdillyicious biscuits at the Cracker Barrel, and this is the closest recipe I’ve found.

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk (or any combination of plain yogurt, sour cream + milk)

Mix dry ingredients and then cut in margarine. Mix wet ingredients separately, then add to flour mixture. Mix till blended, and turn onto floured surface. Knead a few times to make smooth dough. Pat/roll out to 1 inch thickness. Cut into rounds, and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 400 F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

The recipe doesn’t make very many, so I usually double or triple it so I have a few dozen, especially since they disappear like magic in our house. I let the stand mixer mix the dry ingredients and then I let it cut in the butter for me. I did mix the eggs and buttermilk together before I added it to the mixer. I have used this recipe with plain milk as well, but it tastes best with buttermilk.

Do you have a favourite biscuit recipe, or a favourite recipe for your stand mixer? Please share!

Love, Luck &
Laughter, 

Author:

Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

3 thoughts on “The Winner is: Buttermilk Biscuits (Recipe)

  1. Kimberly — I have had my Kitchenaid mixer for about 13 years (and my mom has my old one! Still going strong!). I could probably “live without it” if necessary, but I am so very thankful that I don’t have to 🙂

    I find it very useful to begin any kind of pastry or recipe that involves “cutting in” hard fat with a grain… like biscuits, pastry, and even the base/topping for date squares!

    It is indispensable for my buttercream frosting recipes (meringue based and involving lots and lots of beating) and is even pretty good for mashing potatoes or mixing meatloaf ingredients!

    I could easily go on for years about what to do with the Kitchenaid mixer… but I’ll spare you!

    Enjoy!!

    Terri Achmann

  2. Thanks, Terri! I don’t quite know how I survived without a stand mixer all this time 🙂 I can’t wait to see how easily it whips eggs for homemade waffles – that used to be a real chore.

  3. Hi Kimberly. I definitely have a favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe that I make. I normally make the buttermilk for the recipe. I even tried it with regular buttermilk and it didn’t turn out as nice. It is so delicious! I don’t have a stand mixer, but would love one…perhaps one day. Just thinking about the biscuits are making me hungry. Visiting from http://makeitorfixit.com. Stop by when you get a chance. Following you also…

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