I've become a lazy blogger. I never have a camera around to take photos, I don't post half the things I make anymore, and I simply spend so much time reading other blogs, that I don't have time left to write my own posts.
So, in keeping with the time of year, I'm resolving to be a better blogger.
Last night I ran upstairs upon throwing a batch of buttermilk biscuits in the oven so that I could take a photo for the blog. And I have to say, the photos I took were all pretty lousy, but at least I did it, and here I am writing about it. Not a bad start.
The biscuits were made with the leftover buttermilk I had bought for making cinnamon rolls for Christmas, and I simply pulled out some self-rising flour I bought ages ago to make some other recipe -- then shoved in the back of the cupboard. I mean, almost no recipes call for self-rising flour anymore and it was nearing the end of it's life, so this recipe used up two things that would have otherwise ended up in the trash. The thrifty woman in me loves this.
I used the recipe right off the back of the bag of flour. It was simple and used very basic ingredients -- flour (maybe about 2 1/2 c.), butter (or shortening -- 1/2 c. or 1 stick), baking soda (1/2 tsp, I believe), a bit of sugar (2 tsp, perhaps) and buttermilk (about 1 c. -- enough to form a nice workable dough). I also loved it because it gave me a reason to use an old biscuit cutter I purchased at an estate sale this past year.
These rose up like nobodies business and got nice and brown on the top (except for the ones I brushed with buttermilk -- which apparently does not brown up in the oven like cream). Not to mention that everyone liked them quite well -- and they are delicious spread with lingonberry jam.