You may be asking why we would want to know why and How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk
The truth is that not everybody actually wants to have the buttermilk actually in a biscuit that still tastes as good as a buttermilk biscuit.
How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk
Buttermilk is not something that I have in my refrigerator at any given moment.
It is a rare occasion, that I would actually use buttermilk so I just do not have it on hand. However, buttermilk is a known ingredient in some baked goods.
People often give buttermilk a bad rap.
We assume that it is one of those blood clotting dairy products that we should stay away from. However, these days, it seems that buttermilk can be better for us than whole milk. From what I have been told, buttermilk is the result of what is left over when the fat that is needed to make butter is removed from whole milk. It is used in recipes because of it's famous sour taste which is actually the result caused by lactic acid bacteria that remains from the butter process.
There are alternatives to buttermilk that can be used just the same.
You may not like the sour taste of buttermilk. Or, you could be like me and just not have it around when you need it. Hence, you need an alternative that can be used in biscuits. Biscuits are often made as a last minute idea in the morning for breakfast.
There are several methods floating around the internet on how to work around using buttermilk.
I like to use Greek Yogurt. This is because Greek Yogurt is something that I always have on hand.
What you will need to Make Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk
I have already mentioned that you will need Greek Yogurt for this recipe. You will also need a quarter cup of butter (one stick). An alternative to using butter could be using 3/4 cup of olive oil instead. You won't get that buttery taste however, you will also not get what comes with butter.
There is some good news for you if you are wanting to make this a low carb biscuit.
Carbalose can be used instead of flour. This is a flour alternative that has 80% fewer carbs than flour. You can find Carbalose on Amazon. I use it quite often in recipes that I want to keep low carb.
- Flour--2 cups All Purpose, see post for low carb alternative
- Baking Powder--2 tsp
- Salt--1 tsp
- Butter--1 stick, cold and cut, see post for alternative
- Butter- extra1 tbs , Melted
- Greek Yogurt-- 3/4 cup
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix together your melted butter and Greek Yogurt.
Now cut your cold butter into your dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or a couple of forks. Cut until your mixture starts to look coarse. You can also use your hands to get you to this point.
Pour your yogurt/butter mix into the large mixing bowl blending it into the mix.
On a floured surface, roll out your dough about 1 1/2" thick. Use a round cutter or the top of a small cup or glass or similar item to cut out circles. Dusting the cutter will help to keep the dough from sticking.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until browned to your desire
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings