At the store, we love the buttermilk biscuit mix from Callie’s.  They make making biscuits easy and delicious (plus they make a great gift when paired with our local Kelle B Jams)!

If you’re a biscuit pro, you might not need any tips, but if you’re a biscuit newbie, we want to share our best biscuit tips with you.

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First, start with our pre-packaged mix and add COLD butter.  And with a pastry cutter, keep breaking it up until it becomes crumbly in the mix.

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See those “crumbles”?  That’s the look you’re going for.  Now do the same thing with the cream cheese (amount specified on the package).

Next you want to add buttermilk.  Don’t have any buttermilk?  No problem, you can use regular milk, just add lemon juice and stir until it becomes a thicker texture and more curdled.

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Slowly add to the biscuit mixture and combine.

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It will look very sticky and wet.  Don’t panic.

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Turn the dough out on a biscuit-floured surface, and use extra mix to knead the dough gently (just so it’s not sticky).

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Now you want to carefully roll out the dough, folding it back over itself and keeping the thickness about 1/2 inch or more.

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Roll and fold, roll and fold (and turn as necessary).

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See how rectangular it looks?  That’s a good thing.

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See how folding and rolling creates layers like this?  That’s a VERY good thing – that’s where your flaky layers come from!  Next, cut the biscuits with a floured cutter and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.  **Make sure that the biscuits are touching – they’re like little soldiers, so they need to stand shoulder to shoulder to rise properly – this is very important!**

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Brush with melted butter.

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And pop in the 450 degree oven.  You’ll end up cooking them 14-16 minutes, but set a timer after 12 so you keep a close eye on how brown they get (and turn around the pan if necessary to promote even cooking).

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Look at how beautifully they rise!  And those layers!  (all the heart eyes)

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Once your biscuits are golden brown on top, they’re done.

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Quickly remove them from the pan with a spatula and move them to a basket with a towel to keep warm.

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Perfection.

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Seriously.  Look. At. Those. Layers.  Aren’t you glad you took the time to make that magic happen?

Now, you just have to pop open a few jars of Kelle B Jam, slather on extra butter, and you’re all set!  Delicious buttermilk biscuit perfection.

We think you’ll love how easy (and tasty) they are.  You might even enjoy them so much that you decide to host your own Biscuit Bar Brunch?  Oh yeah.

 

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