Friday, August 21, 2009

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

~~~~ By a novice at baking

Yesterday afternoon my kids (seven and four) had this brilliant summer break activity idea to bake. Being a novice at baking I searched the net and looked through a lot of recipes for making homemade biscuits. I finally followed this one from Diana’s deserts and I thank her for posting this wonderful recipe. I modified it a little bit and used little more of baking powder since i didnt trust very well the one I own in my pantry.

We were all set to embark on this baking expedition and since my kiddos wanted to give it a sweet twist we also grabbed the raspberry preserve we had handy out in our refrigerator to decorate our little buddies.

What we used:

1 cup buttermilk
2 cups self rising flour
1 oz butter
1 oz margarine
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp raspberry preserve
Blue berries to decorate

Here’s what we did-

In a bowl mixed the flour and baking powder. Then cut in the butter and margarine using a blender. Added the buttermilk in the center and stirred till moist

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and rolled while folding it several times and repeat rolling. We cut the biscuits using a biscuit cutter into circles or half moon shapes – per my little ones choice.

Now we baked the biscuits in a preheated 400oC oven for 18 min.

Once the baking was done and biscuits turned nice and golden brown, we let them cool for 5-6 min. was hard to wait off course! :-)

We then carefully separated 3 layers of the biscuit to spread in the raspberry preserve and put it back together.

Uumm… the experiment had a yummy output and gone were they in no time with our afternoon tea. But yes I did grab these snaps and lovely they look. Enjoy!

This recipe has been presented to Cooking for kids event hosted by Divya @ Dil se and Sharmi @ Neivedyam


  1. Those biscuits look yummy

  2. Can we replace maida ....i don't have self raising flour? Looks excellent

  3. Yes Sailaja I think you could try with maida, but in that case I would adjust the baking powder since they may not rise that much.


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