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Buttermilk and Cream Biscuits

by Emma on September 21, 2011

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These are what I served along with the vegetarian chili on Sunday.

A word about Sundays at my house: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ve probably noticed me mentioning Sunday dinners and/or how a certain dish went over with my family in many of my recipe posts. That’s because I (try!) to host a family dinner (or lunch) every Sunday with my parents, siblings, their significant others, sometimes a few dogs, and anyone else who is free. I don’t have a ton of traditions or rituals in my life but this is one that is very important to me. I work a lot of hours and am often not home as much as I’d like. I don’t get to cook as much as I’d like. (That’s not to say I don’t love my job or my busy life, because I do.) But Sundays are my days to prepare food to my hearts desire and have some quality time with my family. Not just a quick ‘hi’ and hug ‘bye’ at an event, but really sitting down together and talking and eating. It really means a lot to me… so that’s why you’ll hear me mention Sundays a lot.

Other things that mean a lot to me: puppy snuggles, the Twilight series, savings accounts, central air and heating, comfy cute shoes and date nights with my man.

I’m completely serious about all those things. Obviously.

Buttermilk and Cream Biscuits, makes one dozen

Needed: 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup cold butter, 4 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (optional).

In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt, sugar and pepper. Cube the cold butter and cream cheese into really small cubes and using your (clean) hands mix the fats into the flour mixture until crumbly and well combined.

Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Mix until a coarse dough forms. Fold in the shredded cheese if using.

On a floured surface knead the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Using a biscuit cutter or the opening of a jar (I don’t own a biscuit cutter for some reason) cut into circles and place these on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat until you’ve used all the dough. Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes.

xo. Emma


Mandy @ Miss Indie September 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Your Sundays sound lovely. I’m glad you get to spend that time with your family. And girl, those biscuits need gravy [for breakfast, obviously. Not when served with chili. That would be gross.]

Angie Bailey September 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Those look and sound heavenly! Mmmm! We have family dinner every Saturday and Sunday, though we’re a little family of four. ;) Not quite as large, but still meaningful!

grace September 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

yum yum my fav!


Sarah Rooftops September 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Your Sundays sound lovely – I’ve never had that close family thing so I quite envy you it.

Also, I love anyone who lists savings accounts as one of the most important things to them; mine’s not recovered from some huge home repairs yet but I’m right with you on this!

Lauren September 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I like that you’ve added whole-wheat flour. I’m trying to use more of it in my baking.

Your Sundays sound lovely. Makes me sad that I don’t live in the same town as my family! I guess I need to get out there and try it with my friends. Rituals really are so important!

P.S. Love love love transferware–I’d like to see the pattern on that plate! Hint, hint. :-) I also noticed in an older post that you have the same amber glass snack trays I do! Aren’t they fun?!

Gaby September 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

ooh, yum yum yum

kelly hart September 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm


Toni Brockliss September 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

I love that you call them biscuits. Were I am from they are called scones.
Either way they look delicious.

Rae Veda September 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

These look so good! Ahh. I’m starving now. xo, rv

Hanna September 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

You kill me with your yummy recipes. I’ve been trying to loose some weight for some time now, but that is impossible if I see pretty pictures like that! I don’t understand how you can stay so skinny ;)

Kelly September 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I love that you have Sunday family dinners. I wish I could do more of that, but my parents are so busy on the Fall weekends that it’s just not possible. I do however usually get some family time with my in-laws on weekends (which I really do love).

I’m a bread girl. I love going out to eat & getting a basket of bread or biscuits. These look so yummy, maybe I can make some of these & start having my own bread basket for dinners at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mike September 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Those biscuits look insane I’m just concerned on the calories side. Do you have any idea how many cal each biscuits has?

Emma September 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Sorry Mike, but I have no idea…

Jules Bronson September 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Hi! Im Jules, from Argentina, and here these kind of biscuit are called scones.
They look delicious! I´m going to try your recipe!
kisses from Buenos Aires, and thanks for shareing these yummy scons/biscuits!

teddi September 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

cream cheese, & cheddar cheese biscuits! that’s a cheese fest extravaganza of epic portions. one combo i have yet, but am eager to try.

Tonio September 27, 2011 at 2:16 am