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Great Low Fat Flaky Biscuits! June 2, 2013

Filed under: Bread & Muffins — lowfatdiva @ 6:13 pm
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Usually I don’t make homemade biscuits very often because the really good tasting ones have a great deal of butter in them.  However, one day I was surfing the food sites for a particular recipe and stumbled upon this recipe.  It is great!  Only 1/4 cup of butter and I used a lite butter and also lite buttermilk.  You can mix these with spices to be savory or sweet.  Delish.   Enjoy!!!!For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

Flaky Biscuits

2  cups  self-rising flour (you need to use this type of flour because it’s the key to the biscuits success)
1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
1/4  cup  lite butter (I can’t believe it’s not butter, etc)
3/4  cup  lite buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and baking soda. With a pastry blender or two knives cut in butter  until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center. Add the buttermilk all at once; stir until moistened. Do not over mix
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2/ 2/3 -inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a lightly Pam sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve hot.

IDEAS: Prepare biscuits as above, except stir 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (3 ounces), 2 tablespoons snipped chives, and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper into flour/butter mixture.  Or Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Bits – Yummmm

biscuits    maple-bacon-biscuits

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