My family loves a quick breakfast because we are usually on-the-go. I love breakfast sandwiches but they are expensive and you don’t know what goes into them. I have the solution! Make your own. I found a tasty buttermilk biscuit recipe in The American Girls Cookbook (Addy’s version). Those cookbooks are awesome. The recipes are easy and you learn something! My kids love helping and we rent the books from the library! It was easy and cheap to make 12 buttermilk biscuits. Then you can just make add some eggs, cheese, whatever you want. You’ll have hearty breakfast sandwiches that are both good for your tummy and your wallet.
I also want to share about the BakeitFun Silicone Baking Mat. It’s non-stick and very economical. It takes the place of over 63 cans of cooking spray! It lasts for 10 years and it has measurements on the side so you’ll know how thick to roll this buttermilk biscuit dough ;). I love using mine and only costs around $11. To clean it, you just rinse it with warm, soapy water and dry flat. Then you roll to store. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
The buttermilk biscuits are made using stuff you most likely have on hand. What?!?! You don’t have buttermilk in your fridge? Neither do it but I’ll tell you how to make some. You use a little under a cup of milk and add one tablespoon of white vinegar to it. Then add more milk until it reaches one cup exactly. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Voila. Buttermilk! Just use 2/3 cup for this recipe.
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt (I use that pink Himalayan salt. It’s amazing!)
4 Tablespoons shortening or butter
2/3 cup buttermilk
Extra flour for rolling out your biscuits
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Sift your flour, baking powder, and salt into your mixing bowl. Add your shortening or butter and use a pastry cutter to cut it into the dough, until it gets course. Stir your buttermilk into the mixture and mix until you get a soft dough ball. I added a little more buttermilk until the dough looked not-too-dry but not-too-wet.
Use the extra four and start kneading your dough ball. Knead it about 6 times, by pressing and folding it in half. Roll it out gently until it’s 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or a drinking glass to cut out biscuits.
Put them on your BakeitFun Mat on a cookie sheet and bake them for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
My BakeitFun mat made clean up a snap and my biscuits turned out great. Just don’t eat them all in one sitting before you get to make your sandwiches. Seriously. We ate most of them while they were still hot.
To make the sandwiches, add your eggs, cheese, bacon and/or sausage and wrap them in plastic wrap. You can easily make the eggs in a muffin tray in your oven. 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then freeze the sandwiches. When you’re ready to eat, microwave it for about 60 seconds or until heated through. They really are that easy and reasonable to make!
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary baking mat from Tomoson in exchange for my opinions. No other compensation was received. All comments and opinions are my own.