Southern Buttermilk Biscuits AKA Popeyes Biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits AKA Popeyes Biscuits


And here I am finally doing what I really wanted to do; creating an impression on the taste buds using recipes from all around the globe. 

Being a big fan of the biscuits of POPEYES , a fast food restaurant chain, since childhood I and my siblings used to devour their buttermilk biscuits which were crunchy on the outside yet soft and pillowy on the inside which was filled with so much aroma that we used to actually buy it, sit and smell the biscuits for a good 2 minutes. Yeah I know it sounds crazy, but after you bake some of these I'm sure you would get what I am trying to convey. Since childhood, I used to wonder if we could bake these little softballs at home. Which indeed I did and oh boy did I get the expected results? Whoa, I was astonished and very happy that it came out so good. Better than what I expected it to be. Alhamdulillah.  

And so, I am proceeding to share a small piece of my childhood, which I hope and believe my dear readers would try and recreate; the famous SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS.
Go on, TAYST IT!

How to Make It

Step 1
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender/ a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix as overmixing can cause the dough to bake to a bread like texture.

Ready to bake!
Step 2
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Or make small balls out of it (I actually prefer the ball shape), because it resembled the real Popeye's biscuits. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with a baking paper. Brush some buttermilk on the top of the biscuits for that extra crunchiness, and they are ready to bake. Bake at 400°f for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

*If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you may take 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp of white vinegar and give a little mix and allow it to stay for 5 minutes; your homemade buttermilk is ready to use.

Recipe Courtesy (I made little changes in the measurements and some directions, it did come out great!)

Feel free to comment below all your thoughts and questions. If you try out this recipe, please do tag me at #taystit, so that I can find all your lovely creations. Lots more great recipes coming up. Stay tuned! 

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