Friday, October 26, 2012

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

What could be better than a pan of Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits. Serve with butter and your favorite jam or jelly. You only need three ingredients to get started on a hot delicious pan of homemade buttermilk
biscuits. Enjoy!

8 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degree.
Step 2: Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Make a hole in the middle of the flour; place shortening inside.
Step 4: Add the buttermilk slowly to flour and shortening; stirring with a spoon.
Step 5: Spread your surface well with flour and place dough on it.
Step 6: Divide dough into two pieces.
Step 7: Cover your hands with flour to keep dough from sticking to them.
Step 8: Shape an egg size piece of dough into disks; place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
Step 9: Bake at 425 degree for 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve with butter and jam or jelly.
Makes one dozen biscuits.

Jalapeno Cheesy Beer Bread

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Slightly adapted from The Carolina Sauce Company
This delicious spicy cheesy beer bread would be great with any hot soup recipe or with a main dish. Make it as spicy as you like!

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces Mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons to 1/2 cup jalapeños, finely chopped
1 12-ounce bottle beer
1 egg, lightly beaten, for brushing on bread

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Step 3: Stir in the cheese and chopped jalapeños, then pour in the beer and stir until just combined, the dough will be stiff and dry.
Step 4: Turn onto a very lightly floured surface and knead for several turns, then shape the bread into a nice ball shape.
Step 5: Place on a greased baking sheet and brush the top with the beaten egg.
Step 6: Bake at 375 degree for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Check the bread with a knife or toothpick to see if it is done. If it comes out clean bake another five minutes.

Step 7: Remove bread from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool for several minutes before slicing.

You may use any hot pepper of your choice
You can also use other cheese, such as cheddar, I used mozzarella because it is lower in fat.