Sunday, March 25, 2012

Buttermilk Biscuits - Light Style

Today my baby boy was heading back to college after his spring break.  We only got to see him for a couple of days as he was in Chicago with the Clemson University Fellowship of Christian Atheletes group on a mission trip.  So as a send off I made our Sunday dinner, but added a special treat for him.  He loves bread, so I attempted some buttermilk biscuits. 

I got the idea to make these "light" biscuits from the breakfast we had this morning - Scones with sausage and cheese, but that's another post to come...  To make these I would use the same base without the meat and cheese, then roll out the dough and cut.  Sounded simple enough, so there was the plan!


3 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Splenda
3/4 cup Reduced Fat Buttermilk (Fat free if you can find it!)
1 egg
1 egg white
Extra flour for dusting, etc...

How to:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt.

Add butter and cut in with a pastry knife, two knives, or as I do mash and crumble with your hands until it is blended with the dry mix well.

In a measuring cup add buttermilk, egg and egg white, whisking to blend well. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.

Drop mixture onto a lightly floured work surface or cutting board. Knead 4 -5 times dusting lightly with flour slightly to reduce stickiness.

With a rolling pin roll dough out to about 1/2 thickness.

Using biscuit cutter, cut out as many 'rounds' as possible and place them on a greased baking sheet or an ungreased baking stone. ( I like my stone )

Take remaining scraps and knead back into a ball and repeat rolling until all dough is used.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned

Serving Size: Makes 14 standard size biscuits

Before the clean up

Ready to go in the oven

 These turned out better than I expected.  They only add up to 92 calories per biscuit as well, which means - BREAKFAST with a piece of Turkey Sausage in the morning!



The Mom Chef said...

How cool that your son is involved with FCA. What did he do up in Chicago?

The biscuits look fantastic. I'd never guess that they were lower in fat and calories. And I just happen to have fat free buttermilk in the fridge! Thanks for the recipe.

Richard said...

They worked in underpriviledged neighborhoods with children mostly via area churches, but also some clean up and hands on work as well. There were over 400 kids that used their spring break time to help others!

Joann@womaninreallife said...

These look delicious. I love a good biscuit or scone!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Those look like perfectly baked biscuits, Richard! Love that they are light!

Peter Block said...

Looks awesome!

Christy said...

These look so delicious! All for a lighter version of a biscuit! I'm running in Coral D same as you!!!Maybe we will run into one another! Good luck at the race this weekend!!!

The Cooking Actress said...

Yum yum yum! I love biscuits! Thank you so much for your friend request on foodbuzz, I really like your blog and hope you'll enjoy mine as well :)

Anonymous said...

Great blog! I'm enjoying your recipes. These look great--one note, though: the butter fell off your list of ingredients here.

Richard said...

Thanks! Hmph... just call me butter-fingers I guess...