The BEST Buttermilk Biscuits you ever will eat!

I said it! I really did! And if you make these biscuits you will have to agree with me. These are 100% the best buttermilk biscuits you ever will eat whether you make them vegan, as I did, or not. [Just so you know, if you make theseย  vegan for a crowd, they will not be able to tell that they are, trust me!]

This is one of those recipes that was passed down from my mother’s best friend’s grandma. Got that? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would always ask for Robin’s (my mom’s friend) biscuits when she came to spend the weekend with us. One day, when we went down to visit Robin, my mom finally learned how to make them! Oh joyous Saturday morning breakfast from then on!

Everyone kept asking my mom for the recipe to her delicious biscuits, and very graciously, my mom sent out an email that detailed every step of how to make them. So here are the steps, very detailed, in picture form from me! Huh, maybe together my mom and I could be writer/photographer for a step-by-step recipe book =)

So here we are.

The BEST Buttermilk Biscuits you ever will eat:

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What you will need:

  • 2 1/4 cup Soy milk or your choice of milk, just make sure it is capable of being turned into “buttermilk”
  • 2 1/4 Tbs Vinegar,
  • 3 1/2 cup flour +extra for the counter,
  • 4 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance or choice of butter option

– Mix the soy milk and the vinegar, whisk well and set to the side (curls to form a buttermilk)

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Place butter in a 13X9 pan then place the pan in the oven as it heats up to 375. But remember to take it out after about 5 minutes, it’s just so the butter can melt. Set the pan to the side.

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Now, you can use a self rising flour, but I don’t have any. It is very easy to make your own, which is what I did in this recipe.

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Mix your flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.

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Next, what you will need is a pastry cutter, or fork and knife if you don’t have one.

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Cut the Crisco into the flour mixture. Lumps are OKAY! Just make sure you get to the very bottom of the flour mixture as well.

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Make a “well” in the center of your flour mixture.

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Pour your “buttermilk” into the center of the well.

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Slowly take a spoon and drag the flour from the edge through the center to the other edge. Just until the wet has cut through all the dry. Don’t over do it so your biscuits will be fluffy!

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Prepare a floured surface.

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Push dough out into the shape of a 13×9 pan with your fingers. (make sure your hands are VERY well floured)

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Slip your well floured hand underneath one side, flip it to the center. Repeat with other three sides.

*note. The dough is supposed to be really wet. Don’t think you have done something wrong or forgot an ingredient

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Press the dough back out into a 13×9 shape again.

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Using a biscuit cutter, or what ever circle cutter you have, use all the dough to cut 15 circles.

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As you are placing your cut biscuits into the melted butter pan, flip them in the butter to coat the top and bottom.

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Bake them in the 375degree oven for 15 minutes, rotate the pan and bake them for an additional 8-11 minutes. Just watch them to make sure they won’t burn.

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And enjoy! Here I have them with my momma’s homemade strawberry jam. Let’s just say that right after the photo was taken, my subjects quickly disappeared ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Makes breakfast for dinner amazing!!!!

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My Sister’s 20th Birthday

I thought it would be good to finally show you all my crafty side =)

My BABY sister turned 20 this month!?!?! Crazy! My poor parents (or lucky depending on how you look at it) don’t have any more teenagers. It being a pretty big birthday, I thought I would do something a little bigger and nicer than any other present I usually create for her.

She likes those adorable owls that seem to be so popular, and I have been itching to craft something with them. So what did I do? I took a patter that I had for a blanket and turned it into a bag =) So not technically my original “technique” but my design…I guess.

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My sister with her favorite niece (lol her only niece) about to open her birthday present!

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The present is a crochet oversize-overnight bag! Boy what a project when you have a 1 year old, but I liked the results.

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Oh…also got her some Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic sauce, her favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Just seeing how big the bag is actually haha!

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And the complete project. I sewed a material lining on the inside. It was to challenging to get a picture of the inside.

Here is the pattern to the blanket that I transformed into a bag:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/owl-obsession/32587

I increased the size of the hook and used two strands of yarn at a time. I didn’t use the big circle motif that they used in the pattern, and because of that I had to make up my own edging for the top and obviously I had to make up the handles. But It was fun and rewarding. =) My sister at least seemed to like it, so she is either very good at masking her dislike or it was an honest reaction. Hoping for the first!

Crocheting is a passion of mine, and when I have free time that is one of the things I most enjoy! What types of hobbies do you like to do in your free time? =)