Saturday, August 4, 2012

warm biscuits + elderberry jelly

This morning I woke up wanting a fresh, warm biscuit, with Elderberry Jelly on it for breakfast!! :)
For my first attempt at making homemade buttermilk biscuits it went pretty well...
I think I made them a bit too thin, but the taste & texture turned out just how I had hoped.
So, next time I will use this same recipe & make sure that I cut them at least 1 inch thick.
Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1  teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. 
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

Transfer 2 cups flour mixture to a food processor. 
Add butter, and pulse until the largest pieces are the size of peas. 
Return butter mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture & whisk together.

Add buttermilk, and stir just until mixture comes together; the batter will be sticky. 
Transfer to lightly floured work surface; use floured fingers to pat dough to 1-inch thickness. 
Use a round biscuit cutter or cookie cutter to cut biscuits.
Gather scraps together, flatten, and cut out the rest.

Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet; bake until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. 

(This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart.)


  1. These look delicious, Sarah! :9 I like mine topped with strawberries. :)

  2. It looks like they turned out great, Sarah! =)
    That jelly looks yummy too.

  3. I'm so impressed that you make your own biscuits! I always opt for Pillsbury! :) ha!

  4. Mmm, this looks divine! I can't wait to whip up a batch! First I need to make some yummy jam . . .

  5. oh boy gotta make these!

    have you ever had huckleberry or marion berry? SO delish!