well, we have it over biscuits, anyway.
Due to circumstances beyond my personal control, we happen to have a boatload of instant biscuit mix in the pantry, but I also had some buttermilk in the fridge that needed something done with; and this recipe I wanted to try.
•2 cups flour
•1/4 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp seasoned salt
•2 tsp baking powder
•1/4 cup cold shortening – I used butter
•1 cup buttermilk
•Bacon fat (optional, but nice)
Sift together the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt; then add to the bowl of your food processor fitted with the metal blade and give it a pulse or two.
Add the cold butter or shortening and pulse until the blend has the texture of coarse meal.
Blend in the buttermilk; I drizzled mine in while the processor was running, then allowed the processor to knead the dough. If you do it by hand, blend in the milk, then turn out onto a floured board and knead 10 or 15 times.
Roll the dough out and cut into more or less equal portions – I ended up with 15 pieces – then roll those pieces into a ball and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet.
And that bacon fat brushed on top?
YEAH, baby! We had some with Rich’s sausage gravy for dinner, and a few more for breakfast the next day.
Who needs biscuit mix?