Something crazy happened today. It snowed. In Virginia. And it was 60 degrees outside two days ago. I guess it was time we acknowledged what season it really is. Even though I did notice trees blooming this morning.
Alas, it lasted a whopping 15-20 minutes and you can already hardly tell it even happened. Oh well, I’m ready to breakout sundresses and flip flops anyway.
While all of that craziness was going on, I made biscuits. Not the kind from the can or even made with Bisquick. Real, homemade, skillet buttermilk biscuits. Sad part is, I only made 6…Tyler has already told me he will be eating the rest. Guess I’ll be making another batch soon.
I’ve been very upfront with y’all before that baking kind of terrifies me. And biscuits? Well, they come in a can and all you have to do is bake them so why bother making them from scratch? But today I was feeling up for the task and oh my gracious you need to try these things!
Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits
Adapted from See.Try.Eat
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1Tb. baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Cut butter into small pats and lay out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Stick in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Prepare cast iron skillet with a tiny amount of bacon grease, if available. (I didn’t have any bacon on hand so I just used about a 1 inch thick pat of butter)
Combine all the dry ingredients together in a stand mixer. Add in the butter and mix on medium speed until the butter is about the size of a pea. Add in buttermilk. Add 1/4 of a cup at a time until you have just enough where the dough separates from the sides of the bowl. Stir until just combined and roll it out onto a well-floured surface.
Once the dough is on your already floured surface, cover dough with additional flour. Knead a couple of times and roll out to about 3/4″ to 1″ thickness. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
Place biscuits in your cast-iron skillet and be sure the biscuits are touching.
Bake for 6 minutes. Take the skillet out of the oven, brush biscuits with melted butter, and put back in the oven. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Every oven is different so watch the biscuits closely at this point.
These are so unbelievably good and I was surprised with how easy they were. Not too much labor involved at all.
Super cute idea I thought of while these were baking since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – use a heart shaped cookie cutter for heart shaped biscuits for your valentine! Adorable, no?
Now, time to try some of Tyler’s chili he just whipped up. Have a good rest of your Saturday y’all!