Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

IMG_5133Hey friends! in this post I’m going to share my recipe for Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits.I haven’t uploaded a biscuit recipe in a few years, and since then I have revised the recipe. I’ve been getting tons of request for biscuits and gravy, however, I thought that I’d start of with the biscuits first.

What you may notice in my recipe is cream of tartar. This is pretty different compared to a lot of other biscuit recipes that you may find. I use cream of tartar, because it actually assists the baking powder. The combination of the cream of tartar and baking powder make a delicious fluffy and moist biscuit. I would not recommend skipping out on the cream of tartar. If you don’t have any on hand, I think it’s definitely worth a grocery trip. The cream of tartar can be found at your local grocery store in the baking isle.

When making these biscuits, it is important to sift all of the dry ingredients. Skipping this step will result in lumpy biscuit dough, and trust me- You don’t want to waste your time making lame lumpy biscuits!

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If the recipe for these old fashioned buttermilk biscuits is followed exactly, your biscuits will stand tall and beautiful just like the ones above! For best results, do not substitute any ingredients.

 

These biscuits will go great with any hearty breakfast OR along with some southern fried chicken. Give it a try and leave me a comment down below.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cream of tartar

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup salted butter

1/3 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup buttermilk

3 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar together into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the butter and shortening, then use a fork or pastry cutter to combine the ingredients.
  3. Once the ingredients are combined, create a well in the center of the bowl, then pour in the buttermilk.
  4. Use a fork to mix the ingredients.
  5. Mix until the dough is nice and sticky.
  6. Flour a flat surface, then place the sticky dough on top of the floured surface.
  7. Flatten the dough until it is about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  8. Use a round cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or cup to cut out the biscuits.
  9. Place a baking mat on top of a cookie sheet, then spray with a baking spray ( if you do not have a baking mat use foil).
  10. Place the biscuits on the baking mat, then in the middle of each biscuit, make an indent using your finger ( this helps the biscuits rise tall while baking, and keeps them from tipping over).
  11. Brush the biscuits with melted butter, the place the biscuits in a preheated oven set at 450 F.
  12. Bake the biscuits for 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
  13. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and brush the remaining butter onto the biscuits.
  14. Serve!
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Sweet Peach Iced Tea

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Hey guys and gals! With this super warm weather, I thought that it would be a good idea to share a recipe for a nice cool drink! What would be better than cold glass of Sweet Peach Ice Tea? I can’t thin of many drinks that can even compare.

Say hello to your new favorite summer drink! This sweet ice tea is infused with peach flavor and falls nothing short of amazing. It’s quick to make, and quenches the thirst, even on the hottest days. This drink is perfect for any occasion. Whether it be a sunset barbecue, family picnic, or dinner for two – this is the perfect drink.

 

Tips for this drink

  • Use frozen peaches – I find that frozen peaches hold up better in this drink. They also keep the drink nice and cold. If you can’t find frozen peaches, buy fresh peaches,  slice, and freeze them yourself.
  • I’m not married to a lot of brands, but I do prefer to use Lipton. If you have brand that you favor, by all means- use it.

Watch my video tutorial and try the recipe down below. Leave me a comment down below

Sweet Peach Ice Tea

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups hot water

4 cups cool water

2 1/2 cups frozen peaches

2/3 cup granulated sugar

6 orange pekoe and black pekoe cut tea bags

Ice

Instructions

  1. Place the 6 tea bags into 2 1/4 cups of hot water and let them sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the concentrated tea into a large picture, and add 2/3 cup of sugar. Stir.
  3. Add in 2 cups of frozen peaches to the tea, and pour in four cups of cool water.
  4. Stir, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Add remaining frozen peaches in glasses/mugs along with ice.
  6. Pour the tea into the glasses, and serve!
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Pineapple and Passionfruit Milkshake

IMG_5015 Hey guys and gals! It’s been pretty darn warm outside, and one of my favorite treats to have when it’s hot outside is a milkshake. Not just any milkshake though. I’m not a huge fan of plain chocolate or vanilla shakes. I tend to like “different” milkshakes. In this post, I will be sharing a recipe for a super delicious Pineapple and Passionfruit Milkshake. This thick and creamy milk shake is super easy to make, and is packed with island flavor.

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To make this milkshake, I used Ben & Jerry’s Frozen Greek Yogurt. They actually have  flavor called Pineapple Passionfruit, and it has lots of pineapple chunks and passionfruit. I didn’t have to add any extra fruit to my shake. If you are not as lucky as I was, and can’t find this flavor, you can use this recipe as a substitute:

  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup crushed passionfruit
  • 1/2 cup milk

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I like to top my milkshake with whipped cream sprinkles, and cherries, but that’s completely optional. Follow the recipe down below, and be sure to watch my video demonstration for this video.

Pineapple and Passionfruit Milkshake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Ben & Jerry's Pineapple Passionfruit Frozen Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup milk

* Whipped cream

*Rainbow sprinkles

*maraschino cherries

* Fresh Pineapple wedges

Instructions

  1. Mix the frozen yogurt and milk together until it's thick and creamy.
  2. Add the pineapple wedge to the side of the glass.
  3. Top the shake off with whipped cream, then sprinkles, followed by the cherries.
  4. Add a straw, and enjoy the shake!
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No Bake Butterfinger Pie

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Hey guys and gals. Last week on YouTube, I shared a bunch of sweet treats for the kids to enjoys. In this post, I want to continue with a sweet treat that the whole family will enjoy! In this post I’m sharing a recipe for a No Bake Butterfinger Pie.

This super creamy pie is in the cheesecake family, since we do use a fair amount of cream cheese. It’s topped with Crumbled Butterfinger bar pieces, and it has a yummy graham cracker crust. I make my graham cracker crust from scratch, and I will provide the recipe down below, but you can buy a store bought graham cracker crust if you choose.

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You can get the recipe for a graham cracker crust here!

This graham cracker crust can be used for any pie that calls for graham cracker crust

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Now back to the No Bake Butterfinger Pie. I think you will be quite surprised on just how easy this pie is to make. For best results, I recommend following the exact recipe, and instructions given below. Be sure to watch my video tutorial for this pie, and leave any questions and comments that you many have down below :-)

No Bake Butterfinger Pie

Ingredients

6 Regular sized Butterfinger candy bars

8 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature

12 ounces of Cool Whip

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs

9" inch graham cracker pie crust

Chocolate Syrup( optional)

Instructions

  1. Crush 4 of the Butterfinger bars, and set to the side.
  2. In large bowl, and the cream cheese, and mix with a hand held mixer until it's nice and fluffy.
  3. Add the Cool Whip along with the cream cheese, and 2 tbsp of sugar. Mix the ingredients with the hand held mixer, until well combined.
  4. Sprinkle in the crushed Butterfinger bars, and fold in using a spatula.
  5. Spoon out the mixture into the graham cracker pie crust, and even it out.
  6. Crush the remaining Butterfinger bars, then sprinkle on top of the pie along with 1 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs.
  7. Cover the pie, then place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  8. Slice the pie, drizzle a little bit of chocolate syrup on each slice, and enjoy!
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