One thing that North Americans find very confusing is that the British call cookies Biscuits. In North America a biscuit is well, a biscuit! A type of quick bread similar to a scone, but actually quite different. I love biscuits . . . both the North American type and the cookie type!
I'm honest if nothing else. I adore buttermilk biscuits. So moist and light . . . and these Peppered Buttermilk Biscuits are no exception. They are buttery, moist and light!
I love the sparky addition of coarse black pepper to these. You might think it would be over-powering, as there is a full teaspoon of it, but it is not overwhelming in the least. Its just perfect.
Another thing I like about this recipe is that it only makes six, which is the perfect amount for a small family like mine. There are only two of us and so small amounts are what I prefer, unless we are having company.
These are equally at home nestled next to a warm bowl of soup, a stew or along side of a tasty salad, which makes them an all year around quick bread to enjoy!
They are nice served warm, of course . . . with lashings of butter melting down into that peppery tastiness . . .
But they are equally as nice served cold, later in the day with some butter and jam. In short, these are a great all rounder!
They do differ a bit than most biscuit recipes in that they use butter and not shortening or lard. I am all for that. I love butter. And it shows. Meh . . .
Oh well . . . we all have our weaknesses and one of mine is butter . . . and biscuits . . . and chocolate . . . and fried chicken . . . ice cream . . . pie . . . I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
I just plain love to eat. Guilty as charged!
*Peppered Buttermilk Biscuits*Makes 6
1 egg, beaten with
1/2 tsp salt
I was going to try to bake bread today, but it got so hot and humid and sticky I gave up on that idea, so I baked biscuits instead. That's another thing biscuits are good for. They are a quick to make alternative to a loaf of bread. Quick, easy, and satisfying. Bon Appetit!