Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Mile-High Buttermilk Biscuits

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mile-High Buttermilk Biscuits

Children are painful.

Literally, painful.  It starts with birth {and we all know, how painful that is, I won't go into details}, then we move onto sore muscles from cradling an infant 23 out of the 24 hours a day, not to mention the lack of sleep, then you have to start chasing them around the house as they crawl, then walk, all the while you are stubbing toes and tripping over toys.

And did I mention that biting/hitting stage?  Where they think it is hilarious?  I tell you, nothing will make you whip around quicker from the kitchen counter than a swift bite to the inner thigh, with a laughing toddler behind you.

Saturday while minding my own business with the little miss on my lap, she suddenly flew her head back right onto the bridge of my nose.  Talk about immediate tears and having the wind knocked out of me.  An immediate headache, and many doses of ibuprofen later, I am now down to a mild headache and a grey bruise crossing my nose.

It's fun being a mother.

All I really want for Christmas is a massage.

Luckily, before I got a swift kick to the face, I made these biscuits.  Heavenly!  I had taken some soup out of the freezer earlier in the day, and well, we certainly couldn't eat just soup.  Enter in this biscuit.  I have finally tweaked my recipe and I am officially never altering it again.

It's perfect.

Mile-High Buttermilk Biscuits
2 c. flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. unsalted, cold butter
1/4 to 1/2 c. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a bowl combine all dry ingredients.  Cut cold butter into small chunks and using a pastry blender, knife or fork, cut butter into dry ingredients until coarse crumbs form.  Slowly mix in buttermilk, until dough starts to come together.  Use as much buttermilk as needed to get the dough together and slightly wet.
Flour a flat surface, along with the dough so it doesn't stick, and flatten dough to 1 in. thickness.  With a round cookie cutter or glass drinking glass, cut out biscuits.  Lay on greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Yields 6 biscuits.

I also did some crafting over the long holiday weekend.  My good friend and I are hosting our annual holiday dinner party next month and on top of just eating good food and drinking good wine, we also have a room dedicated to shopping.
Yes, shopping.
We bring in some merchants and throw in some crafty things and baked goods we've made ourselves.  This year, I'm re-purposing old frames and photos and turning them into new creations.  Some holiday themed, others kitchen themed, others geared towards a child's room or living areas.  They are fun and cute!
Here is one example I did this weekend.

So cheers to biscuits and digging into my inner Martha.

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. I love biscuits but have never made them, must try these!

  2. Steph@ Been There Baked ThatNovember 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    I'm glad my kids never went through the biting phase. I like that frame!

  3. one of my kids was a biter when they were little - that's not a fun time! Good thing your nose didn't break.

    But the biscuits? They look amazin'!

  4. Jolene ( 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Love the craftiness! I wish I was even a little bit crafty ...