Saturday, November 7, 2009

Slightly Nutty

Biscuits are such a delightful treat. Versatile as well as easy and fast to make, and they bring significant rewards. This biscuit was developed to go with the Lesco with Pork, and instantly became one of DH’s favorites. They are light and tender with a rich and almost nutty flavor. These biscuits also go well with jelly and jam for breakfast or afternoon tea. Your friends and family will clamour for more.

Buttermilk Bran Biscuits

¼ c. bran

1-3/4 c. flour

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

¼ c. unsalted butter

1 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400. Select a baking sheet large enough to hold 12 biscuits, and set aside.

Measure all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut in the butter using two knives or a pastry blender. Pour the buttermilk over the mixture and mix to combine with a fork. The mixture will be very thick and dough-like. Drop biscuits onto baking sheet using 2 spoons. There will be enough to make 12 biscuits.

Put baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes and check the biscuits. Check the biscuits. If the bottoms and surface “points” are not golden brown bake for a few more minutes.

When the biscuits are done, remove from the oven. Using a metal spatula transfer the biscuits to a towel lined bowl. Serve immediately.


  1. Mmm. Would never have thought to add bran to biscuits, but now that you mention it, it sounds delicious!

  2. These biscuits are divine when eaten warm and slathered with butter.