To start, I wanted to make biscuits. This was before the time of Pinterest and online recipes, so I had to find a real cookbook. I asked my mom for a cookbook for Christmas and she gave me an Anne of Green Gables one. It had all the recipes from the movies and in that was an amazing biscuit and gravy recipe. I decided I would skip out on the gravy because all I wanted was buttered biscuits. I bought buttermilk for the first time and threw away the first bottle after I opened it because I thought it was spoiled and smelled bad.
After buying a second, I noticed it was the same so I asked and was told that is how it was. Definitely, a lesson learned. I made buttermilk biscuits with a 3-inch cutter and baked them until they were light and fluffy. It was a yummy treat to enjoy in the afternoon with a cup of warm tea. Lathered with butter, these are wonderful. They are just as good sliced in half with some fruit jelly or cheese. This has been my
Slathered with butter, these are wonderful. They are just as good sliced in half with some fruit jelly or cheese. This has been my go to recipe ever since I discovered it.
3 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. black pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 tbsp. butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with oil.
In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Carefully stir in cheese cubes until covered in flour mixture, this will help prevent your cheese sinking to the bottom of your loaf of bread.
In a different bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Fold the wet mixture into the flour and cheese mixture, stir until just combined, do not over stir. Spread the mixture into the loaf pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Allow to cool for one hour before slicing and serving.