It's hard to admit that I've never been a great biscuit maker. I've attempted buttermilk biscuits over the years, but they always fell flat somehow. Some were too dense, others too hard (think hockey puck) and still others were too floury-tasting in the middle. I experimented with butter, vegetable shortening and lard and I couldn't get it right. So I stopped making biscuits altogether. Then I discovered Southern Living's Buttermilk Biscuits.
White Lily Flour and Southern Living's Buttermilk Biscuits
One day I was scouring the internet for the best buttermilk biscuit recipes and Southern Living's recipe came up and they looked like the perfect biscuit. The pictures made me drool and I decided it was time to give biscuit making another chance. However, if you don't live in the South, your grocery store will not have White Lily Flour. This is a true story. Depending on where and when you can find White Lily online, the price fluctuates tremendously. I finally found a reasonable price and placed my order.
When the flour arrived, I made Southern Living's Buttermilk Biscuits and they were divine. It was everything I wanted in a biscuit. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. And buttery. So delicious and buttery. The recipe is very specific, but easy to follow. There are only a few ingredients, and they freeze well too! If, for some reason, you don't eat every.single.biscuit in one sitting you can save some for later. I love pulling these out of the freezer for breakfast sandwiches.
To make things more interesting, I made the original biscuits and another version with jalapeno and cheddar. Follow along in my instructional video and you can make them too! I'll be right there with you.
UPDATE: When I ran out of White Lily flour, I attempted another rendition of the buttermilk biscuit with King Arthur's self-rising flour, and they came out great. So there IS life after White Lily Flour. You can check out my Cheddar Herb Biscuits and if you're looking for other breakfast of brunch ideas, I've got a great CSA Skillet Frittata with Spinach, Leeks & Feta that will go great with these biscuits!Print