Sometimes the best thing to have for supper is breakfast. Especially on a cold, rainy night like tonight. My husband got a deer this year and had some of it made into breakfast sausage, so I fixed that, fried eggs and biscuits with white gravy. Instead of blah biscuits in a can, I wanted to try making them from scratch. This was a first for me, I’ve done the mixes before but never actual homemade. I looked through some recipe and found one from Ina Garten that looked delicious and got great reviews.
The reviews didn’t lie. These biscuits were great, they were easy to make and nice and fluffy. The only thing I wasn’t nuts about is that I followed her suggestion for putting salt on top. I found that gave the biscuits a little bit of a bitter taste. Next time I’ll leave that out. I’ll definitely be making these again though, they were fantastic!
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Source: Ina Garten
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
1 tbsp baking powder
1.5 tsp kosher salt
1.5 sticks cold butter, diced
1/2 cup cold buttermilk, shaken
1 cold egg
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp milk
sea salt – optional
Preheat oven to 425.
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. On low speed, add butter and mix until the butter clumps the size of peas.
Combine buttermilk and egg and beat lightly with a fork. With the mixer on low, add this to the flour mixture and mix only until moistened. In a small bowl, mix the cheese with a handful of flour and add into the dough until roughly combined.
Drop on a floured surface and knead six times. Roll out to a 10×5 mass and cut using biscuit cutters (or cut into 8 squares). Brush tops with the egg/milk wash. Sprinkle with salt. Bake 20-25 minutes.
White Gravy for Biscuits:
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 cup milk
salt & pepper
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir for one to two minutes. Add the onions and cook another minute or so to soften. Slowly stir in milk and continue to stir until thickened. Season to taste. Serve over biscuits.