Buttermilk Biscuits & Buttermilk Pancakes
What's up with the buttermilk you ask? To be honest I had a carton in the fridge I needed to use up before it went bad. This pancake recipe replaces eggs with applesauce which is a bonus for me as my toddler isn't very fond of fruits.
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. sugar
In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Then whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Heat a griddle to med-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour out batter 1/4 cup at a time and cook until you see bubbles around the edge of the pancake. Flip and cook a few minutes until golden brown on both sides. Cool on a wire rack.
* To freeze the pancakes, I allow the pancakes to cool completely, stack them up and place them in freezer bags. If you are worried about the pancakes sticking together you could place a small square of parchment paper between each pancake or freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet then place in a freezer bag. My pancakes do freeze together but pop apart quite easily so I have never separated them.
|Look at that flakiness, would ya!|
from Pioneer Woman
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and stir together. Add the shortening and butter.
With a pastry blender or fork, cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the buttermilk and mix gently with a fork until just combined. The biscuit dough will be sticky, not overly dry or crumbly. Lightly flour a clean surface.
Turn dough out of the bowl and roll to a 1/3-3/4 inch thickness, depending on how thick you'd like your biscuits to be. Cut rounds with a biscuit cutter and place them in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. (Watch them, mine were done at 10 minutes.
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Tomorrow- It's cookie time again!! 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!
Next week- Thanksgiving food!!! Pies, pies and more pies!!!