Tasty Buttermilk Biscuits from Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast

May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day!
You will find that our Blue Mountain B&B BUTTERMILK BISCUITS will literally melt in your mouth.  They are hard to resist right out of the oven and make a delicious treat smothered in honey or homemade jam.  For our guests, these flaky homemade biscuits are a breakfast favorite when served with our biscuits and gravy recipe, passed down through the family.
The biscuits also make an excellent lunch accompaniment when paired with one of our savory soup recipes.  For dinner, they always go nicely with one of our many Western BBQ specialties.  Every year, we have a French family that stays with us just for our BBQ dinner and the views that go with it.
Note: Just adding shredded cheddar cheese to the dough and basting them with melted garlic butter gives the biscuits a whole new, amazing twist!
Buttermilk biscuits are almost in the same league as baseball and apple pie- a true American standard.
No matter what meal you serve the biscuits with, they always will be a BIG HIT!
Basic Ingredients:
4 C                   Flour
2 T                   Baking powder
2 tsp.                Sugar
1 tsp.                Salt
12 T                 Butter
1 ½ – 2 C          Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
*Breakfast Biscuits (We often serve with biscuits and gravy.)
-Mix dry ingredients together, then cut in butter with a pastry knife.  The butter should be in pea-sized pieces (or just a bit larger).
Fold in buttermilk and then knead on floured surface about 6 or 8 times.  Pat out to 1″ thick (an 8×8 inch square).  Cut in 16 pieces and bake for 14 min.
*Dinner Biscuits (Served with savory soups and BBQ dinners)
-Add the larger amount of milk and mix in 2 C. shredded cheddar cheese.  Drop large spoon fulls of dough onto a baking sheet (we use a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper).
Bake for about 14 min.   Take out of oven and baste with 3 T.  melted butter mixed with 1 tsp. granulated garlic.  Serve right away!
We hope you enjoy trying these out in your own kitchen or possibly spending a night here at Blue Mountain B&B!  In the summer and early fall, guests enjoy eating outside by the waterfall.  In the winter and spring, our large picture windows look out on our Japanese water garden to the west and the Bitterroot River and Missoula to the east.  The view is ever changing and beautiful and our elevated location makes one feel like they are in a comfortable castle or a mountain chalet.  We welcome you any time of the year for a wonderful retreat!

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