Sweet and Savory Sundays: Buttermilk Biscuits

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This is usually how I spend my Sundays! [Picture via]

Happy Sunday! I’m not usually enthusiastic about Sunday because it means Monday is only hours away and I’m forced to go to work. Boo. I’m still holding out to the hope that someone out there will invent a plantable money tree and my life will be a permanent weekend! That, or I just win a large sum of money. Either or would be fabulous.  However, after a fantastic night of sleep, I woke up this morning with more pep in my step than normal. Because of this extra jolt, I find it no better time than to introduce my new weekly feature, Sweet and Savory Sundays! I came up with this a long time ago and kind of forgot about until I discovered the note with the title in my iPhone.  My Sundays usually consist of lots of cooking and baking, so the title fits this relaxing day perfectly! This new feature will also push me to write more because each Sunday I’ll feature a sweet recipe AND a savory recipe, a perfect way to get your salty and sweet tooth satisfied! Because I’m doing my sweet thang later today, I whipped up a savory and easy batch of home-made buttermilk biscuits for the breakfast in bed tray I made my hunny. Note: If you don’t like buttermilk, I suggest swapping for regular milk. The buttermilk flavor gives these biscuits a distinct tart flavor. For more savory flavor, sprinkle in some cheddar cheese!

Buttermilk Biscuits

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces fat free cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk

How To Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or coat it with cooking spray.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

  • Cut in cream cheese and butter with two table knives until pea-sized lumps form. Stir buttermilk in and form dough into a ball.
  • Flour surface and roll dough out.

  • Using a circle cookie cutter, cut out small biscuits and place on greased cookie sheets.

  • Brush milk on tops. Bake for 13 minutes or until brown.

I reccomend eating these with a little butter and jam or honey for added sweetness!

Nutritional Information per biscuit: 150 calories, 3 grams of fat, 5.5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

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  1. Posted by Emily on
    Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
    Omggggg I love biscuits. I love them so much that I refuse to eat them. Because I'd put butter on like 5 of them and just shove them in my mouth and OMG it would be so delicious and gross at the same time lol.
  2. Posted by Medeja on
    Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
    With tea I would love few of those cookies :) I dont think I have ever tasted cookies with cream cheese
  3. Posted by Steph on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    These biscuits are just the thing to perk up any Sunday. I feel like you do, I hate Sundays because I know what's coming. But if I could have these fluffy biscuits maybe Sunday won't be so bad.
  4. Posted by Kate @ Diethood.com on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Oh YUM! I love me some buttermilk biscuits - especially on Sundays! Yours look fantabulous! Bonus points on the cream cheese :)

    Looking forward to your Sweet & Savory Sundays posts!
  5. Posted by Tes on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Your biscuits look warm and delicious. I just love homemade bake stuffs :)
  6. Posted by Ravienomnoms on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Oh how I adore buttermilk biscuits!
  7. Posted by Happy When Not Hungry on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Wow these look so fluffy and delicious! I'd love one of these with some jam right now!
  8. Posted by Aleah + Nick on
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Ooh, these look delicious! Love this series!
  9. Monday, January 24th, 2011
    Mmm, I love buttermilk biscuits. Although I've always bought them thinking they were tricky to make. Thanks for your recipe!
  10. Posted by Briarrose on
    Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
    These look wonderful. A wonderful start to the day. Slather on some butter and I'm in biscuit heaven. ;)