Biscuit making is something we southern gals learn from our mamas. However, many pans of biscuits have gone in the trash as mine were always too tough or dry. That all changed when I met Carrie Morey, founder of Callie's Biscuits.
With multiple eateries and a solid mail order business, Callie's Biscuits has brought this southern staple back to the dinner table with ease. Carrie name the company after her grandmother, and I was so excited to learn how to make this generations old recipe from the the master biscuit maker herself.
RECIPE- Buttermilk Biscuits
3 cups White Lily Unbleached Self Rising Flour
6 TBSP, divided unsalted butter
1/4 cup full fat cream cheese
3/4 to 1 cup full fat cold buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 450°F.
Place two cups of your flour into a large mixing bowl and add 4 TBSP of butter into bowl. Using your hands, cut the butter into the dough until it looks like the consistency of grated parmesan cheese.
Add your cream cheese in the same manner.
When both the butter and cream cheese are incorporated, make a well in the middle of your dough and pour in the buttermilk. Using your hands, scoop from the outside in as you incorporate the buttermilk. If the dough is too dry, add your remaining 1/4 cup and continue to mix with your hands until a crumbly but sticky wet dough is left.
With the remaining 1 cup of flour, lightly flour the top of dough and around the sides to pull it away from your bowl. Flour your working surface and dump the dough onto the floured surface. Dust the top of your dough with flour, and morph into a circle.
With a rolling pin, roll out your dough until it's about 1.5" thick.
Using a biscuit cutter, firmly cut out each biscuit and place onto a parchment paper rimmed baking sheet. Once all biscuits are cut, melt the remaining butter and brush the tops of the biscuits with butter.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and eat immediately.
Once I got the hang of it, I taught my daughter to make biscuits. It's become one of our favorite things to do in the kitchen together. We love to modify the recipe to make different kinds of sweet and savory versions with this versatile dough.
We've added sharp cheddar to some batches, and even made cinnamon & sugar biscuits for Christmas morning. Here's to warm and buttery memory making with your family.
In a pinch for time? Callie's offers a fantastic mail order business that will deliver frozen biscuits to your door. Just pop them in the oven for delicious biscuits whenever you have a craving.
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