Brendan’s Biscuits

Hi there! I don’t think we have been properly introduced. I’m Jeannie. I’m the new neighbor that Carol Ann has a slight obsession with only because she thinks her husband, Joe Luke, has a slight one with me. I can’t help it that Joe Luke enjoys my honey and biscuits more than his wife’s. He told me himself that she bakes her biscuits straight from a can. He knows this because the booze-infused stinker, a.k.a. his wife, can’t break open the can of them without his help.

I may have only been living down here for two months, but I quickly learned that all southern peaches have a biscuit recipe in their back pocket in case of a biscuit emergency. I think Carol Ann keeps Peach Bourbon in her back pocket, but that’s just between us.

The other afternoon as Joe Luke was leaving my house after re-screening the back door, Carl Ann was pulling in from her weekly bridge game with the ladies. I have yet to be invited to the weekly gin and gossip fest. I probably wouldn’t go anyway. As Joe Luke crossed the street to his house, Carol Ann gracefully stumbled across the sidewalks that lined the front of the house. I got to give it to her, she didn’t have a hair out-of-place and looked like she just stepped out of the Southern Living magazine. And then… she opened that mouth. Poor Joe Luke. Even though Carol Ann stopped by to kiss Joe Luke goodbye before her bridge came, and knew he was here, she is still giving him hell. I can hear her stutter, “You must really like it over there.” I roll my eyes and think to myself “Well, he does like my honey and biscuits better.”

Brendan’s Biscuits

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Biscuits

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
8 tbsp butter, cubed and cold
3/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp butter milk * see tip below
1 egg
3 tbsp butter, melted

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°

1. In a large bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, sugar, and salt.
2. Add the cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour. The mixture should be crumbly.
3. Add the egg to the buttermilk and whisk together. Add the egg and buttermilk to the flour and butter mixture. Using a spoon, gently mix until combined.
4. Grease a 12 well cupcake/muffin tin and fill each well 2/3 full. **see tip below
7. Brush tops with melted butter and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until sides and bottoms are golden brown.

*If you do not have buttermilk, simply add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to whole milk and wait 5-7 minutes.

**You can make larger biscuits using a 6 well muffin tin. Baking time may change slightly. Bake until golden brown.

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