That’s right…go ahead and drool. Because that is one mighty fine looking breakfast sandwich.
I love breakfast. But I have no idea what ever possessed me to wake up yesterday morning and make biscuits. I never eat biscuits. Yet there I was, standing in line at the grocery store at 7:30 on Saturday morning, with buttermilk, bacon, and orange juice because I was having a biscuit sandwich for breakfast! So much for sleeping in.
And oh my heavens, were these delicious (and so worth forgoing my desire to sleep in). Fluffy scrambled eggs, melted cheddar cheese, crisp bacon…and one buttery, freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Mmmmm.
I am convinced that all you need for a delicious breakfast sandwich is a good, buttery biscuit. And these biscuits…they’re gooooood. And easy.
Crisp on the outside. Buttery and fluffy on the inside. The perfect biscuit.
In addition to my mile high sandwich…I might have also had to test out this biscuit with some homemade strawberry jelly and butter. Equally as amazing (I might have had that this morning for breakfast). And if you happen to have any biscuits left over (which is unlikely), these sure would be tasty smothered in chicken in gravy. Chicken and biscuits, anyone?
This is comfort food at its finest!
- 6 tablespoons butter, cubed and chilled
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- melted butter, for brushing
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter until small crumbs form. Do not overwork mixture, as it will melt the butter. Make a hole in the middle of the crumb mixture and pour in 1 cup of buttermilk. Stir together until mixture just comes together. Add more buttermilk if dough is too dry.
- Pour dough onto a floured surface. Pat into a rectangle. Lightly fold dough onto itself 5 times and lightly press to 1 inch thickness. Cut biscuits and place on baking sheet. It is very important to not overwork the dough, otherwise it will become tough.
- Brush biscuits with melted butter and bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Makes 6 large biscuits.