I will often make buttermilk pancakes for Sunday breakfast or a holiday and this year was no different. I made them for New Years Day, but now I have buttermilk that I need to use for something. Having had this problem in the past I started collecting recipes to use the leftover milk. Here are a few and I’ll be adding pictures and more recipes as the year progresses. Have fun.
All of these recipes are quick breads. Quick bread refers to bread-stuffs that have no yeast. Biscuits, scones, pancakes, waffles, fruit breads (date, banana, pumpkin, etc.) are all quick breads and overworking the dough will make them not rise properly and give them a tough texture so mix the ingredients only enough to incorporate them into the dough, knead only enough to make the dough workable. Sifting the dry ingredients once will distribute the baking powder and soda (both leavening agents) equally throughout the dough so you don’t have pockets of air, making the product rise more evenly and giving it a nicer texture. Knead the dough (biscuits and scones) by using only enough flour to make it workable; folding it over with flour four or five times should be sufficient. I use a linen tea towel (flour sack), sprinkle flour on it, put the dough on it, sprinkle the dough with flour and fold the towel over it, using the towel rather than my bare hands to knead. It makes clean up much easier.
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